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Robots Built to Assemble IKEA Furniture Are Even Worse At It Than You Are

Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are developing a furniture assembling robot, but before you rush out to buy one, you should know that (so far) it is even worse at assembling furniture than you are, but in different ways. While the robot has a pretty difficult time getting a small dowel into a hole, you would have already lost the dowel and decided it was time for a snack.

According to Gizmodo, "this is about as good as it gets in terms of Ikea furniture-assembling robots," just beating out the IkeaBot developed at MIT.
· Even Robots Suck at Building Ikea Furniture [Gizmodo]