“The team used a modified Roomba with a jigsaw attached to cut lumber on a plank.”

Furniture making robot

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Sat, Mar 3rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Although these robots do not assemble the finished product for you, they allow for precision-cut wood that you can then assemble into furniture customised for your home.

As you’ll see in the video at the end of this post, users are able to choose from a range of templates for chairs, desks, and other furniture, including bigger projects like desk or porches. These designs come from actual carpenters, but the computer program will let you customize them, and verify whether the final design is feasible. That way you’d be able to customize a piece of furniture to fit a tight space.

“Our aim is to democratize furniture-customization,” study co-lead Adriana Schulz said. “We’re trying to open up a realm of opportunities so users aren’t bound to what they’ve bought at Ikea. Instead, they can make what best fits their needs.”

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