Not human but getting closer

in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Independent Online, Jelle Atema, Newsmakers
September 1st, 2013

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Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences

It may seem uncomfortably close to science fiction, but robots are moving ever nearer to having humanlike abilities to smell, feel and see their surroundings, allowing them to operate more independently and perform some of the dangerous, dirty and dull jobs people don’t want to do…

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“When it comes to a broad, robust exposure in the natural environment and still being able to perform the task,” Atema said, “animals have it all over human engineering.”

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