Robots become more flexible and sensitive – the next generation

GelSight sensors is a new technology for robots that have been developed at MIT. It uses physical contact with objects to provide a detailed 3D map of its surface. Thereby it can determine what the object is. By putting the GelSight sensor on the grippers of the robot’s arm it can also determine the hardness of the object it touches and chooses the right object in a collection that looks similar. These skills are crucial… Continue reading