Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame
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SINGAPORE – Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread – assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture.
Sifting through pages of instructions and a jumble of screws and bolts to build the low-cost Swedish furniture may soon be a thing of the past given advances in technology, say researchers at the city-state’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
The scientists spent three years programming the robot – made of arms, grippers, sensors and 3D cameras – which assembled the frame of an IKEA dining chair in around 20 minutes.