Giving robots a faster grasp

A new algorithm speeds up the planning process for robotic grippers to manipulat

A new algorithm speeds up the planning process for robotic grippers to manipulate objects using the surrounding environment. Image courtesy of the researchers

An algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects, for picking and sorting, or tool use.

TechCrunch reporter Darrell Etherington writes that MIT researchers have developed a new way to speed up the planning process involved in a robot grasping an object. The new technique reduces the "total time from as much as 10 or more minutes to less than a second," Etherington explains. "That’s many orders of magnitude better."


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