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What do Robots See?


Robots have seen things you people wouldn’t believe.

There are robots that see a lot of nice people doing little things to help:

As for this guy, who depends on complete strangers to turn him in the right direction

I’m guessing he sees a lot of this:

But what might be boring and mundane for humans to look at can be incredibly challenging for robots. Here’s a video of a robot, designed by a Ph.D. student and professor at UC Berkeley, folding towels. At fifty times actual speed.

When you overcome those challenges, though robots, computers, and sensors can work together to detect some pretty cool stuff. AdvancedĀ GE-made computer programs are helping planes adjust their fuel efficiency mid-flight:

Time to fly!

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