14 May '13, 3pm

#MIT #Robots Can Assemble Your #IKEA #Furniture For You via @IEEESpectrum

There are a couple things to keep in mind about the demo in the video: first of all, it’s fully autonomous, and the entire assembly takes only 10 minutes. There’s nobody driving the KUKA youBots around, and they’re deciding on their own when (or if) cooperation is necessary to achieve their goal. And second, it’s not like the robots were programmed with instructions on how to assemble an IKEA Lack table : in fact, they weren’t even shown those cryptic printed diagrams. Instead, the robots use a "geometric reasoning system" and a "symbolic planner" to figure out how a bunch of parts should be attached to one another, keeping in mind that all screw holes should be used and that no parts should be left over. This works even when the final shape is unknown: the bots just know that one thing must attach to another thing in a given way, and they keep on doing that until hey, it’...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/m...

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