One thing about bringing home IKEA furniture is this – you will need to do your bit to assemble the particular piece of furniture, and for folks who are not too great when it comes to the assembly instructions, there is help. It will most probably be far more expensive than paying a small fee to the IKEA man to assemble your furniture assuming this furniture assembling robot takes off, but it sure as heck is a novelty worth exploring. A group of researchers have managed to find a way to program robots so that they are able to convert a set of instructions into commands – followed by executing them, of course.


Niel Dantam, one of the researchers behind the project, said, “You want to somehow capture the important aspects of the human’s motion and transfer that to the robot. Think about how you’d tell someone how to make a cake. An adult might bend down over the counter to work while a child may stand on tiptoes.”

This algorithm speculated on robots assembling IKEA furniture on their own, as the IKEA furniture assembly system boasts of an extremely versatile architecture, making it ideal to test out such an algorithm which will definitely make full use of nearly all possible ways in delivering a robust and ideal mobile manipulation system. How much do you think such a robot is going to cost you?

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