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New Robotic Arm Can Grasp Moving Objects

An international team of engineers based in Switzerland built a robotic arm that learned to perform complex movements. The term "robotic arm" covers a variety of mechanical devices — from robots that weld automotive chassis to emotely controlled cranes on the International Space Station. In between are artificial arms developed for humanoid robots or people who have lost limbs. Developed at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, the device, built in cooperation with...

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