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Robotics Toys Idle

Working Model Factory Made With Lego Robots 63

Posted by samzenpus
from the because-you-can dept.
kkleiner writes "In his continuing obsession with all things Lego, robotic, and awesome, Chris Shepherd recently constructed the Lego Quad Delta Robot System, a full working model of an industrial robotics line in a factory. The Lego Quad Delta Robot System has four flexing arms that can move in three dimensions, each equipped with a pneumatically driven gripper. Those arms pick up blocks moving on two conveyor belts marked with special light sensors that detect the block's position and color. The system can move 48 of these blocks per minute. Oh, and the whole darn thing, including the impressive support frame, is made out of Lego!"

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Working Model Factory Made With Lego Robots

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  • It just sorts them? (Score:2, Informative)

    by mikaelwbergene (1944966) on Thursday April 21, 2011 @01:49PM (#35897050)

    It looks neat, but it's just a color sorting machine? It doesn't actually put anything together.

    "A factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is an industrial building where laborers manufacture goods or supervise machines processing one product into another. "

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