Technological Transformation

How customized computer chips could make robots more 'human'

Sabrina Neuman's advance in technology could 'unlock exciting behaviors that previously would be too computationally difficult.” Image: Unsplash/Alex Knight

Daniel Ackerman

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Overview of robomorphic computing, a design methodology to transform robot morphology into customized accelerator hardware morphology by exploiting robot features such as limb topology and joint type. This methodology can be applied to a wide variety of complex robots. Pictured are the Atlas [1], Spot [2], and LBR iiwa [16] robots, as examples.
An overview of how robomorphic computing works. Image: Harvard University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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