We’re not ashamed to admit that we desperately want a pair of high-end industrial robot arms to play around with. We don’t know where we’d put them — maybe the living room? — but we know that we’d figure something out.
This demo aims to get Boy Scouts interested in robotics by applying the beastly arms to something that all kids love, learning to tie knots. (If you ask us, they’ve got it backwards.) Anyway, there are two videos embedded below for you to peek at.
In case you haven’t thought about knot tying, it’s actually a neat problem for robot arms. They have to get close to each other, at odd angles, and not collide. Programming the various routines would be a very interesting challenge, and we can only hope that some of the kids who see this, and who share our enthusiasm, get to dive in rather than simply watch the show.
Thanks [Jason] for the tip!