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Robots get creative to cut through clutter

Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new Carnegie Mellon University software is helping robots cope, whether they're beating a path across the moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator. The researchers developed an algorithm to help mobile robots decide which objects need to be picked up and moved and which ones can be safely pushed aside to accomplish a task. The software not only helped a robot deal efficiently with clutter, but it also surprisingly revealed the robot's creativity in solving problems.

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