Robots are already capable of doing many things for us. That applies to helping us create custom furniture while reducing dangers of sawing. AutoSaw is a robot assisted carpentry system that helps with designing furniture for all kinds of scenarios. Users will be able to customize the size, shape, and sturdiness of their furniture. As the team explains:
To cut lumber the team used motion-tracking software and small mobile robots — an approach that takes up less space and is more cost-effective than large robotic arms. Specifically, the team used a modified Roomba with a jigsaw attached to cut lumber of any shape on a plank. For the chopping, the team used two Kuka youBots to lift the beam, place it on the chop saw, and cut.
AutoSaw is still in research phase. In the future, it could integrate drilling, gluing, and other complex tasks.