February 2020 Archive

February 2, 2020
A Warehouse Robot Learns to Sort Out the Tricky Stuff (NYT)

At a facility near Berlin of Obeta, an electrical parts company that opened in 1901, a robot using three suction cups at the end of its long arm sifts through parts with surprising speed and accuracy. While it may not seem like much, this component-sorting robot is a major advance in artificial intelligence and the ability of machines to perform human labor.