Using a new algorithm, robots can now analyze objects in detail, grab and manipulate them better
Robots just received a boost in dexterity - short science news - technology

Humans are masters of dexterity, while robots are still struggling with grabbing and manipulating objects. Now, a key development was achieved, allowing robots to improve their dexterity. Thus, a robot can now inspect random objects and visually understand them enough to accomplish specific tasks without ever having seen them before. This lets robots better understand and manipulate items and it even allows them to pick up a specific object among a cluster of similar ones. This breakthrough opens many possibilities for using robots in industry and even around the house.

Read the full story: MIT
Scientific publication: Arxiv