• New simulator helps robots sharpen their chopping abilities

    USC PhD scholar Eric Heiden, working with NVIDIA researchers, has created a brand new simulator for robotic chopping that may precisely reproduce the forces appearing on the knife because it presses and slices via frequent foodstuffs. Credit score: Eric Heiden/NVIDIA Researchers from the College of Southern California (USC) Division of Laptop Science and NVIDIA have unveiled a brand new simulator for robotic chopping that may precisely reproduce the forces appearing on a knife because it slices via frequent foodstuffs, corresponding to fruit and greens. The system might additionally simulate chopping via human tissue, providing potential functions in surgical robotics. The paper was offered on the Robotics: Science and Techniques (RSS)…