Watch this robot bend pipe cleaners into hearts and stars

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Pipe cleaners probably played an important role in your life when you were a child. Remember all those hours devoted to twisting the hairy cables into weird and funny ways? If the idea of ​​doing it for hours hurts your hands, a Japanese apprentice named Yoshihito Isogawa has created a robot that does the flexing for you (as Gizmodo saw it).
When a pipe cleaner is introduced into the machine, the robot moves the wire until two robotic teeth can grip and bend the pipe cleaner to shape it. It is an intelligent machine, and the forms are much more uniform and symmetrical than most human hands can create. The device seems simple, but it can make a variety of shapes, such as a heart, a star and a cross. You can select the shape you want with the control panel on the machine, which then says "fold …" when you set to work.

Video: Yoshihito Isogawa

While tube cleaner flexing is not a work in danger of being automated, it is great to see that this concept is applied to a craft process. This is also a more fun video to watch than a real tube bending machine.

Video: Yoshihito Isogawa

Look how rounded those curvatures of the heart are! Tell me that this is not worth letting the robots take charge to replace the possibility of being punctured by sharp points only by a shape that resembles a wrinkled clover.

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