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MIT C-LEARN Helps Robots Learn, Share Skills

MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a Constraints Learning (C-LEARN) system that easily teaches robots a variety of tasks, including opening doors, transporting objects and extracting objects from containers. After a robot learns a new skill with this C-LEARN system, that knowledge can be automatically transferred to other robots.
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MIT C-LEARN Helps Robots Learn, Share Skills
By Tim Hornyak · 10 May, 2017 • MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a Constraints Learning (C-LEARN) system that easily teaches robots a variety of tasks, including opening doors, transporting objects and extracting objects from containers. After a robot learns a new skill with this C-LEARN system, that knowledge can be automatically transferred to other robots.
Niryo One: A New Robot Arm for Makers
By Steve Crowe · 17 March, 2017 • Niryo One is an open-source, 6-axis robotic arm for makers that can be powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi and ROS. The Niryo One wants to make robotics accessible for everyone with a low cost and user-friendly experience.
6 Robots Launching on Kickstarter
By RT Staff · 9 March, 2017 • A roundup of crowdfunded robots raising money on Kickstarter, including three robot arms, a robot tutor and more.
Watch a KUKA Robot Arm Smash TVs
By Steve Crowe · 26 July, 2016 • There's something oddly satisfying about watching a KUKA robot arm annihilate old CRT TVs.
Robot Hand Teaches Itself How to Get a Grip
By Steve Crowe · 10 May, 2016 • This University of Washington built a five-fingered robot hand that uses machine learning to teach itself how to grasp and manipulate objects on its own, rather than having humans program its actions.
NASA Needs Your Help With a Space Station Robot
By Steve Crowe · 22 January, 2016 • NASA needs help building a robotic arm for Astrobee, a free-flying robot the space agency is making to live aboard the International Space Station.
Superhero-Inspired Robot Hand Wins James Dyson Award
By Steve Crowe · 25 August, 2015 • Open Bionics, maker of a 3D-printed robotic hand that can be made faster and at a lower cost than current alternatives, has won the 2015 James Dyson Award in the UK.
Factory Robot Kills Worker in India
By RT Staff · 14 August, 2015 • Twenty-four-year-old Ramji La was reportedly stabbed and electrocuted while adjusting a metal sheet being welded by a robotic arm at a car parts factory in India. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Watch a Robot Win a Putting Competition
By Steve Crowe · 15 May, 2015 • Universal Robots attached a putter to the end of its UR5 robot arm and challenged golfers to a putting competition.
App-Controlled Robot Arm Gives Boy, 9, New Hope
By Steve Crowe · 1 May, 2015 • A young boy often bullied over a disability is given new hope with a robotic arm that can be customized via smartphone.
Tony Stark Delivers Working Iron Man Robot Arm to 7-Year-Old Boy
By Steve Crowe · 13 March, 2015 • Seven-year-old Alex, a huge Iron Man fan, was born with a partially developed right arm. Well, his favorite superhero showed up to give him a working Iron Man bionic limb.
STEM Education Gets Boost from RobotsLAB
By Henry Lenard · 1 January, 2015 • Drones, 3D printing and rovers for the classroom combined
OWI Robotic Arm Edge
By RT Staff · 31 December, 2014 • The Robotic Arm Edge from OWI is loaded with capabilities: command the gripper to open and close, wrist motion of 120 degrees, an extensive elbow range of 300 degrees, base rotation of 270 degrees, base motion of 180 degrees, vertical reach of 15 inches, horizontal reach of 12.6 inches, and lifting capacity of 100g.
Robotic Bartenders and Entertainers Set Sail on Quantum of the Seas
By RT Staff · 6 November, 2014 • Not content with working as sales assistants and burger flippers, robots are landing jobs on cruise ships as bartenders and entertainers. Leading the way is Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, currently on its maiden voyage from Southampton to Bayonne, New Jersey.

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