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MIT robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga

January 30, 2019

MIT robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga

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Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office

In the basement of MIT’s Building 3, a robot is carefully contemplating its next move. It gently pokes at a tower of blocks, looking for the best block to extract without toppling the tower, in a solitary, slow-moving, yet surprisingly agile game of Jenga.

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The gift of light, through science and service

January 28, 2019

The gift of light, through science and service

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Stephanie M. McPherson | Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Pawan Sinha, a professor of vision and computational neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, first met Poonam when the girl was 13 years old. She lived in a remote village far from the urban bustle of Delhi, the second most-populous city in India.

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