Remember when your LEGOs were kept in a bin in the corner of the play room? Random sizes, colors, and shapes, all ready for your mad creations? If you still keep your LEGOS in the old-school random way, Daniel West has a project for you. Daniel West has made an AI-driven LEGO sorting machine made out of LEGOs. LEGOs know LEGOs the best. Here’s more from The Verge
Dubbed the “Universal Lego Sorting Machine” by its creator, Daniel West, it’s a pretty neat contraption that’s far more useful than any of the Lego science projects I used to make. The machine is apparently able to use AI to sort Lego into one of 18 different buckets at a rate of “about one brick every two seconds.” West says he trained the neural network that sorts the bricks using 3D images of Lego parts, and he says the network can learn to recognize any piece as long as there’s a 3D image to train on.
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