A new robotic arm design for future home robots that do our chores

DAVID PESCOVITZ | April 19, 2019

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Remember UC Berkeley researcher Pieter Abbeel's fantastic towel-folding robot? Now, Abbeel and his team have prototyped a new kind of robot arm design meant for the home and other human environments. Compared to robot arms common in factories, this manipulator, called Blue, is less expensive <$5,000, safer, well-suited for emerging AI capabilities, and ready for unconstrained environments like homes.

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