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  • Fast Robot Arm Catches Flying Objects

    With its palm open, the robot is completely motionless. A split second later, it suddenly unwinds and catches all sorts of flying objects thrown in its direction -a tennis racket, a ball, a bottle-. This arm measures about 1...

  • The human touch makes robots defter

    Cornell engineers are helping humans and robots work together to find the best way to do a job, an approach called “coactive learning.” “We give the robot a lot of flexibility in learning,” said...

  • Video: Knife-wielding robot trains for grocery checkout job using new coactive learning technique

    "We give the robot a lot of flexibility in learning," said Ashutosh Saxena, assistant professor of computer science. "The robot can learn from corrective human feedback in order to plan its actions that are...

  • Artificial-intelligence research revives its old ambitions

    The birth of artificial-intelligence research as an autonomous discipline is generally thought to have been the monthlong Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence in 1956, which convened 10 leading...

  • How computers can learn better

    Reinforcement learning is a technique, common in computer science, in which a computer system learns how best to solve some problem through trial-and-error. Classic applications of reinforcement learning involve problems as...