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Q&A: Warehouse robots that feel by sight

MIT News
July 25, 2022

Neuroscience professor and Science Hub investigator Ted Adelson explains how simulating the sense of touch with a camera can make robots smarter.

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Science Hub Awards Announced

Amazon Science
July 13, 2022

Amazon and MIT today named the four awardees from the inaugural call for research projects as part of the Science Hub.

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Irmandy Wicaksono, Forbes 30 under 30 – Asia

Forbes
June 1, 2022

Irmandy Wicaksono, collaborating on Amazon supported research: Soft artificial intelligent tactile sensing arrays for interactive surfaces and human-robot interaction, led by Professor Joseph Paradiso, is included in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia

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ICRA 2022 Outstanding Manipulation Paper

IEEE ICRA 2022
May 27, 2022

Manipulation of unknown objects via contact configuration regulation, supported by the Science Hub, receives best manipulation paper award at IEEE ICRA 2022.

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A helping hand for robotic manipulator design

MIT News
May 25, 2022

With modular components and an easy-to-use 3D interface, this interactive design pipeline enables anyone to create their own customized robotic hand.

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Q&A: Alberto Rodriguez on teaching a robot to find your keys

MIT News
March 29, 2022

Associate professor and Science Hub investigator Alberto Rodriguez discusses the future of robotics and the importance of industry-academia collaborations.

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Real-world robotic-manipulation system

Amazon Science
March 15, 2022

Amazon Research Award recipient Russ Tedrake is teaching robots to manipulate a wide variety of objects in unfamiliar and constantly changing contexts.

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Q&A: Cathy Wu on developing algorithms to safely integrate robots into our world

MIT News
December 16, 2021

Cathy Wu, assistant professor of civil engineering, describes her career in robotics as well as challenges and promises of human-robot interactions.

Dexterous robotic hands manipulate thousands of objects with ease

MIT News
November 12, 2021

Model-free framework reorients over 2,000 diverse objects with a hand facing both upward and downward, in a step toward more human-like manipulation.

Amazon and MIT establish Science Hub

Amazon Science
October 04, 2021

MIT and Amazon announced the establishment of the Science Hub, a collaboration that will focus on areas of mutual interest, beginning with artificial intelligence and robotics in the first year.

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MIT and Amazon establish the Science Hub

MIT Schwarzman College of Computing
October 4, 2021

With the goal of increasing connections and fostering the growth of the research community in computing, the Science Hub launches today as a new collaboration established by MIT and Amazon.