Imagine robots that could swing a hammer or saw a piece of wood. Okay, so there are machines that can do that now, but can they do it, say, on a roof, or standing on a ladder? That Jetsons-style future may not be too far off. Researchers at Google are developing robots that can grasp a pen or another random object using what is essentially basic hand-eye coordination. Tech Crunch’s Frederic Lardinois has all the details, including two cool videos that show off this new technology.

The team behind the robots said it took upwards of 3,000 hours of practice before the robots could grasp objects on its own with a low failure rate.

This continues to pose concerns for industry leaders as new advances in technology could possibly replace the workforce of the future.

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