Highly dexterous robot hand can operate in the dark — just like us

Researchers demonstrated a highly dexterous robot hand, one that combines an advanced sense of touch with motor learning algorithms in order to achieve a high level of dexterity. In addition, the hand worked without any external cameras — it’s immune to lighting, occlusion, or similar issues. Because the hand doesn’t rely on vision to manipulate objects, it can do so in difficult lighting conditions that would confuse vision-based algorithms — it even operates in the dark.