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Robot Arm Bridges the Gap

Posted 18 Feb 2009 at 15:05 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

This robot-looking bridge in Leeuwarden, Netherlands is known as the Slauerhoffbrug. The giant cantilevered arm is not dissimilar from a typical revolute coordinate robot found in a factory pick-and-place operation. It's an elegant and inspiring solution to the problem of space and access constraints. The hydraulic-powered bridge was built in 2000 and sports the colors of blue and yellow to complement features of the nearby city. The Slauerhoffbrug is a wonderful example of form and function living together in a peaceful way, and all while providing the driving robot enthusiast a reason to speed home and break out the LEGOs. Google SightSeeing


Please, the plural is LEGO not LEGOs!, posted 20 Feb 2009 at 03:58 UTC by ajft » (Apprentice)

It seems to be a (USA) American obsession, everywhere else in the world LEGO is LEGO, both singular and plural, but the US insists on making up their own word for it.

obsessive contribution, posted 21 Feb 2009 at 15:37 UTC by Rog-a-matic » (Master)

I think I know the signs of an obsession when I see it.

Anyway, brilliant contribution to an otherwise boring article about robots.

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