Robo-Picker (image) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption The 'pick-and-place' system consists of a standard industrial robotic arm that the researchers outfitted with a custom gripper and suction cup. They developed an 'object-agnostic' grasping algorithm that enables the robot to assess a bin of random objects and determine the best way to grip or suction onto an item amid the clutter, without having to know anything about the object before picking it up. Credit Melanie Gonick/MIT Usage Restrictions Images for download are made available to non-commercial entities, press and the general public under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license. You may not alter the images provided, other than to crop them to size. A credit line must be used when reproducing images; if one is not provided below, credit the images to "MIT." Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.