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Drop the Allen key... scientists design IKEA-building robots equipped with AI

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). 243 more words


This robot can build an IKEA chair with a little help

A delivery of flat pack furniture can send people into a panic or reaching for the phone to call the nearest assembly service.

That may soon be a thing of the past thanks to scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore who have developed a robot that can build an IKEA chair in 20 minutes. 416 more words



Vangsta – maybe an outdoor option? Looks almost completely like my beloved Melltorp and seems to be better in wet surroundings. And it is extendible. And costs more.





Ég keypti mér fyrir cirka mánuði hilluna Vittsjö í Ikea til að hafa inni í stofu. Hillan er til í hvítu erlendis en ekki hérna á Íslandi svo ég ákvað að spreyja hana. 109 more words


Putting together IKEA furniture is terrible but now researchers have figured out how to get robots to do it

Robots have taken our jobs, learned our chores and beaten us at our own games.

Now researchers in Singapore say they have trained one to perform another task known to confound humans: figuring out how to assemble Ikea furniture. 528 more words