Robots Can't Assemble IKEA Furniture

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Sat, Oct 3rd, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Quartz, the seemingly innocent build-it-yourself furniture from IKEA proves to be a challenge for robots, who have a miserable time putting together anything more complex than a coffee table.

Researchers Francisco Suárez-Ruiz and Quang-Cuong Pham at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are trying to figure out how to get robots to assemble IKEA furniture, but as MIT Technology Review reports, it’s proving an uphill struggle. Although robots are great at assembling complex things like cars, they’re not so great at doing so on their own. That’s because robots can complete individual, programmed tasks efficiently and indefinitely. But right now, most robots aren’t so great at seeing the world as humans do, or picking up random objects and trying to make sense of them.

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