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the the need for technology like this robotic arm is obvious when you consider that one million adults in the U. S. need someone to help them eat this robotic arm has been developed at the university of Washington and while the hardware itself is not new the intelligence that's been added to it is a very big focus of our work is to be able to take existing hardware %HESITATION and be able to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to be able to make it perform super human things %HESITATION I think it was very important for us that %HESITATION we could take the same a lot arm the same will share that these users of a comfortable using and we're using in their homes and retrofitted with our technology , the robotic arm has a Pensa hand that can pick up a full equipped with the pressure sensor to avoid injury a camera mounted on the robotic arm uses computer vision on machine learning to recognize different pieces of fruit the camera lens to recognize the uses all eyes nose and most importantly that mouth and can adopt when the person moves it also follows verbal commands from the user eating free phone food is actually very intricate manipulation task because this is a deformed blob checked they are hard to modern in %HESITATION like it's in a cluttered plate so it takes into account with any pollution as well as human robot interaction challenges the system is in its early stages here we go the research team expects it to take years to perfect , let me try again they hope it will be able to handle more than just solid pieces of fruit ready to eat , let me get out of your way