The robot revolution thread

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I’d tap that…er, keyboard. :sweat_smile:

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Do we really need robot pole dancers though?

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Affirmative.

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Every one deserves some love!
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What’s true love without some pole dancing, am I right?

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Do they really need us though? :thinking:

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Don’t have 3D printing thread, so maybe this thread is close enough.
This story could be very interesting.
Could it kill some of the mom/pop eyeglass stores in Taiwan?
Or maybe the stores buy the 3D printer themselves, and costs get even ridiculously cheaper than, say getting glasses in other countries.

The company has developed a device the size of a toaster oven or a small 3D printer that can create a multifocal lens in six minutes at a fraction of the former cost, replacing a large manufacturing plant.

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That’s pretty clever, but it’s not really printing lenses. It’s just a sort of pick-and-place machine for plastic parts.

I dunno if it would be technically possible to 3D-print a lens? It’s always been a bit of a complex job to get the required surface finish, AFAIK, so if someone finds a workaround for that it could get interesting.