Robot Teaches Itself to Use Tools

A robot developed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, however, is able to learn to use objects that it has never encountered before. The robot pushes objects around on a table to see how they move. Once it identifies an object’s moving parts, it begins to experiment with it, manipulating it to perform tasks. Next up, a robot that teaches itself how to entertain the relatives at Thanksgiving.

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