Most of the robots in the factory are fixed on the ground and are clumsy. They are equipped with large pliers or large claws. They can only perform simple programs that have been designed, such as grabbing an object and placing it on the assembly line. a location. Some more complex movements, such as adjusting the grab points of grabbing objects, are still out of reach for most industrial robots like today.
Now engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a way to make today's robots more flexible: let the environment help. The team, led by Alberto Rodriguez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has now developed a prototype that predicts the environment in which the object is located to adjust the amount of force required to capture the object.
For example, if you want a robotic arm to grab the center of a pencil, but the robot is grabbing the end of the eraser, it can adjust its grip with the surrounding environment instead of dropping the pencil. Grab it again.
This robotic technology can be applied to manufacturing, medicine, disaster relief and other modern application robots based on the gripper arm. Interacting with the environment can reduce costs and allow for more complex actions.
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