Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Robotics Monday: RCX-Automated Airplane Factory

Name of Model: Mindstorms Aircraft Factory
Created by: VHG Bogen / knusel111
Found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z1SsCl5OPY&feature=related
I'm afraid that this one video is all the documentation there is for this model (the short description on YouTube only says "A project of the robotics group of VHG Bogen / 25 RCX / 73 motors / costs: 8000€ / 2000 man hours"). While not as fast as the duck factory or car factory (masterminded by the YouTuber) we've previously featured here, it is another ambitious entry into this decidedly difficult and expensive genre. There are even multiple color variations that you can direct these factories to build! The possibilities for LEGO robots that can build their own LEGO models are virtually endless.

Of course, it's not time to worry about the robots taking over until someone builds a LEGO Mindstorms factory that builds other LEGO Mindstorms factories...

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