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Robotic Butler Learns to Detect Key Household Objects

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May 8, 2013
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The difficulty of navigating the many different kinds of objects in a house makes it a challenge to build a robotic butler. But researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania are developing new technology to make their robotic butler, called HERB, more efficient in the household than ever.


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