All living things are built with 20 amino acids in myriad combinations, so why not machines and robots? This is the inspiration for a novel fabrication method using a handful of multi-use parts to create all manner of tiny machines. Machines who eventually, may even be able to build themselves.
Assembling IKEA furniture is perhaps not the most popular of past times, but homemakers could soon gain a helping hand from a dexterous new robot developed at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore that has assembled an IKEA chair in 20 minutes.
Architectural firm Assemblage has released details of its competition-winning design for new Iraq parliament buildings.