Robots can go all the way to Mars, but they can’t pick up the groceries

In the popular imagination, robots have been portrayed alternatively as friendly companions or existential threat. But while robots are becoming commonplace in many industries, they are neither C-3PO nor the Terminator. Cambridge researchers are studying the interaction between robots and humans - and teaching them how to do the very difficult things that we find easy. Click here to find out more.

That last metre is a really interesting problem, because it’s the barrier to robots really being able to help humanity.

Fumiya Iida

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