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EP5: Robot Able to Instantly Identify Household Materials Without Touching Objects Tech Unbound

    • Technology

Robots are a rare sighting outside industrial settings. In the home, only the Roomba vacuuming robot rivals any of our incumbent appliances. Sure, our coffee maker may soon talk to us while brewing that morning pick-me-up or the refrigerator may order more milk and eggs if we’re running low, but there are physical challenges to solve before getting more robots in the home.

Georgia Tech researchers recently came up with a simple, scalable, and cost-effective way machines might be able to fetch things around the house, and do it without accidentally scratching the fine china or knocking things over.

Zackory Erickson, a roboticist at Georgia Tech, joins us on Tech Unbound to share what this new method involves and what it might mean for future domestic robots.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBv_xEai2AU

ZACKORY'S WEBSITE: http://zackory.com/

GITHUB DATASET: https://github.com/Healthcare-Robotics/smm50

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CREDITS:

Produced and hosted by Joshua Preston (Contact: jpreston@cc.gatech.edu)

Audio engineering by Tim Trent


Music from https://filmmusic.io:
"Overriding Concern" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


Music from https://filmmusic.io:
"Rocket" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Robots are a rare sighting outside industrial settings. In the home, only the Roomba vacuuming robot rivals any of our incumbent appliances. Sure, our coffee maker may soon talk to us while brewing that morning pick-me-up or the refrigerator may order more milk and eggs if we’re running low, but there are physical challenges to solve before getting more robots in the home.

Georgia Tech researchers recently came up with a simple, scalable, and cost-effective way machines might be able to fetch things around the house, and do it without accidentally scratching the fine china or knocking things over.

Zackory Erickson, a roboticist at Georgia Tech, joins us on Tech Unbound to share what this new method involves and what it might mean for future domestic robots.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBv_xEai2AU

ZACKORY'S WEBSITE: http://zackory.com/

GITHUB DATASET: https://github.com/Healthcare-Robotics/smm50

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

CREDITS:

Produced and hosted by Joshua Preston (Contact: jpreston@cc.gatech.edu)

Audio engineering by Tim Trent


Music from https://filmmusic.io:
"Overriding Concern" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


Music from https://filmmusic.io:
"Rocket" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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