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Hire this robot to wash dishes!

Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 04:27 PM
London, Sep 14 : Tired of housemaids' tantrums? Soon try this robot who can load dishwasher for you.

Developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham, "Boris" is capable of intelligently manipulating unfamiliar objects with a human-like grasp.

The robot sees objects with depth sensors on its face and wrists.

In 10 seconds, it calculates up to a thousand possible ways to grasp a novel object with its five robotic fingers, BBC reported.

It then plans a path of arm movements to reach its target, avoiding obstructions.

"He sees something, he has been trained to grasp an object in a particular way, and he says -- okay this surface looks similar to what I know, so I can go for this grasp," explained its developer Maxine Adjigble, a research engineer at the University of Birmingham.

"Boris" was unveiled at the British Science Festival last week.
Agency: IANS

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