Gap Fill - Furniture - Level 5


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Robots are taking over more of our lives and jobs. The job to feel threatened by is carpentry. For of years, carpenters have created from wood. However, the next generation of master carpenters may be robots, not . Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a robot that can create custom-made furniture. The robots will not replace , but will improve safety. The of the project is to let robots do the more dangerous task of sawing so carpenters can focus on .

The MIT used today's technology to create the "AutoSaw". It differs from robots that are used to make the mass-produced, -pack furniture we buy from home-furnishing . People will design their furniture and AutoSaw will cut up the wood with great precision. It will also reduce the risk of us losing a . Researchers said: "Our is to democratize open up a of opportunities so users aren't bound to what they've bought at Ikea. Instead, they can make what best fits their ." This will mean -designed furniture.

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