A Robot Learns to Flip Pancakes


Thanks to a tantalizing tweet from Pee-wee Herman, we have a video of a robot arm as it’s taught to flip pancakes. The Barrett WAM 7 DOF learns by hands-on demonstration, and we see the outcome being improved to the point where the robot can actually successfully flip a pancake. But can he do it with a cigarette dangling out of his mouth?


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