When fed 3D models of household items in bird's-eye view (left), a new algorithm is able to guess what the objects are, and what their overall 3D shapes should be. This image shows the guess in the center, and the actual 3-D model on the right. | Ben Burchfiel

Advanced Vision Algorithm Helps Robots Learn to See in 3D

Researchers are improving the ability of robots to identify three-dimensional objects even if their shape is partially obscured.