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When thinking about the future of robotics, it is important to understand how fast the field is progressing. To this end, I’d like to share with you two recent articles and a video. The first article explains how researchers are training robotic helicopters to perform complicated aerial maneuvers. What is in interesting about the work is that robots can study video footage and then learn these maneuvers in about 30 minutes. The second article highlights how a new robot can catch a baseball with a .750 fielding percentage.
Thirty minutes and .750 fielding percentage might not sound terribly exciting, but watch the video below and then consider how improvements in both algorithms and robotic technology will continue to improve both numbers, and I think you’ll agree that, soon, robots will be doing more than just operating as toy helicopters and engaging in childhood games.
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