Frustration be gone: this robot will build Ikea furniture for you

by admin April 20, 2018 at 10:07 pm

Every Ikea shopper faces the same dilemma: shell out hundreds of dollars to have someone build your bargain-priced beds and bookshelves, or spend hours following inscrutable assembly instructions, losing bolts and screwing the wrong parts together until your head explodes.

Mercifully, thanks to a group of roboticists in Singapore, Ikea shoppers could eventually have a third option. 

The Control Robotics Intelligence Group (CRI) recently unveiled a fully-automated, two-armed robot capable of assembling a STEFAN chair kit on its own—in only nine minutes.