AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces

http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/how-i-built-an-ai-to-sort-2-tons-of-lego-pieces

This is an interesting story that combines AI and LEGO.

Even second-hand Lego isn’t cheap. Bulk unsorted Lego sells for roughly €10 per kilogram (about US $11/kg), boxed sets go for €40/kg, and collections of rare parts and Lego Technic pieces much more.

Consequently, there exists a cottage industry of people who buy new sets and bulk Lego and manually sort all the pieces into more valuable groupings.
The biggest challenge of course was identification.

1 Comment

  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Lego Rumba – MOC
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=0AwK8O9Nos0

    Where is one part of my life where I welcome ROBOTS – cleaning the floor.
    Here is my story. For years my Mom says “Please clean the floor from the Lego parts”
    Now, my answer is “Lego will do it!”

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