To many people, the electric saw is a scary things which can bring a horrifying image makes the mental disorder. However, saws are an integral part of creating woodwork. In the present, scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed an experimental system called AutoSaw, which uses robots to serve the sawing of wood.

Users start by using a computer and using the available OnShape CAD system to design basic models like the item they want to build and manufacture. They can fine-tune that template to their favor, taking into account dimensions or aesthetics. Once the design is complete, the program will make a list of all the pieces of wood needed to be cut. This list is then transmitted to the robots.

Two automatic rack systems that have the size of a small cell phone Kuka Youbots, guided by a motion-tracking system, will pick up raw pieces of wood and carry them to the saw blade.

After all the wood has been cut, the computer guides the user through the process of assembling them to create the finished product.

So far, AutoSaw has been used to build a table with simulations showing it can be used to create chairs, small storage compartments, or boards.

Adriana Schulz, one of the team members, a graduate student, said: “Our goal is to democratize furniture customization so that people can change the furniture they buy to suit their needs. ”

 

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