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Robot Puts Together Ikea Furniture

A robot in Singapore can successfully assemble a piece of IKEA furniture. But there's still a long way before it can match human abilities, let alone be a superior alternative. The robot is the work of Nanyang Technological University students and ... is made up of two robotic arms and a 3D camera. The furniture in question is the "Stefan chair." It's a very basic chair frame that in theory is extremely simple to construct, however, the main reason it is challenging to build is due to a few screws that need to burrow quite deep in to wood. It therefore takes a surprising number of ... (view more)

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Seized Motorized La-Z-Boy Nets Police Over $10,000

A Minnesota man caught driving a recliner (yes, you read that right) under the influence has seen his beloved chair sold at auction for a surprising sum. Minnesota's Dennis LeRoy Anderson built the chair, which when it was first unveiled boasted an ... estimated retail value of over $43,000. Why? Because the rocket-on-wheels featured not only a comfy seat, but nitrous oxide boosters, stereo, working headlights, "sport" steering (right between the legs), six-speed gear shift, and rear-view mirrors. Oh, and cup holders, of course. (Source: ) The chair is powered by a single ... (view more)

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