3D Sensors Make High-Speed Robots Safer

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Sure, super-human robots can maneuver heavy objects at breakneck speeds. But if they're expected to work alongside mere mortals, we'll need to curb their ability to inadvertently injure us. Massachusetts-based Veo Robotics relies on 3D sensors to help fast-moving robots slow down in a nanosecond – rather than newer machine-learning techniques, because those approaches "tend to be less predictable and more difficult to validate." While we think it's likely that both sensors and ML will be employed to control our robot coworkers in the future, this bet on commodity hardware does get them onto factory floors safer, faster, cheaper. 

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