Laser cutters are a popular tool for today’s design engineers. Users, however, still face difficulties distinguishing among stockpiles of metals, woods, papers, and plastics.

A featured Tech Brief in our January issue of Tech Briefs highlights an MIT-developed system called “SensiCut.” In contrast to conventional, camera-based approaches that can easily misidentify materials, SensiCut makes identifications with the help of deep learning,

SensiCut’s neural network is trained to recognize 30 different material types.

Read the January Tech Brief.

What do you think? Would You Use A.I-Driven Laser Cutters like SensiCut?

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