Ken Goldberg on Robot Grasping on Marketplace

08 Jul, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Robot Grasping on Marketplace

Listen to Ken Goldberg on Marketplace discuss robotic automation in warehouses! While the pandemic has increased demand to automate warehouses, the technology isn’t quite there yet to improve conditions for, much less replace, human workers.

From the interview:

Robots are still quite klutzy. They have improved and we’re getting better, but the ability to pick up any object that you put in front of a robot, we’re still not there yet. Humans are very, very good at this. Even a small child —you put something down, any shape or size, and [they] can pick it up. Robots will often still today drop objects, and the reasons are really a bit subtle.

Check it out here!