Showing Robots "Tough Love" Helps them Succeed (video) University of Southern California Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption According to a new study by USC computer scientists, to help a robot succeed, you might need to show it some tough love. In a computer-simulated manipulation task, the researchers found that training a robot with a human adversary significantly improved its grasp of objects. Credit USC Viterbi School of Engineering Usage Restrictions None 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.