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Dex-NeRF: Using a Neural Radiance Field to Grasp Transparent Objects

Effectively automating robotic manipulation of transparent objects would help to perform a lot of tasks. A recent study on arXiv.org proposes Dex-NeRF, a new method based on Neural Radiance Field to sense the geometry of transparent objects and allow for robots to interact with them. Transparent objects. Image credit: Piqsels, CC0 Public Domain It uses a Neural Radiance Fields (NeRF) ...

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Kayla Barron, a pioneering submarine officer, is ready for her first flight to space

NASA astronaut Kayla Barron was one of the first women to serve as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Now she’s ready to apply her experience under the waves to a flight above the atmosphere on the International Space Station. Barron is one of four astronauts preparing for launch as soon as Sunday on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft. ...

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Blue Origin Announces the “Orbital Reef,” the Space Station they Plan to Build in Orbit

Blue Origin has certainly stepped up its game of late! After stepping down as the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has made it his personal mission to take the company he founded in 2000 and turn it into a powerhouse of the commercial space sector. Between some high-profile missions involving the New Shepard – which included passengers like Wally Funk, ...

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