Flap A into Slot B? Easier Done than Said…

Flap A into Slot B? Easier Done than Said…

A number of articles appeared this week showing robots struggling to assemble IKEA furniture. We can all relate to that. Some of us may even take comfort in knowing that, after a decade of trying, robots are still a long way from catching up to humans when it comes to accomplishing tasks in a messy environment. Those looking for help snapping together a bookcase — well, it may be on the way; just don’t hold your breath.

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Inuktun Sighting #10: The Culvert Caser

Inuktun Sighting #10: The Culvert Caser

Inuktun’s clients use our robots in all kinds of hazardous or confined spaces from nuclear reactors to pipelines to offshore platforms.

In other cases, such as our Versatrax 150™ pictured here, the culvert wasn’t overly confining, nor was it hazardous. It was just … icky. But the culvert still required an inspection with laser measurement of any corrosion detected, and we didn’t have an intern handy, so we deployed the VT150 into the slop.

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