Why Scientists Love Making Robots Build Ikea Furniture

Reading Time: 9 minutes The frustration and anguish of trying and failing to piece together Ikea furniture may seem like an exercise in humiliation for you, but know this: The particleboard nightmare may one day lead to robots that aren’t so stupid. In recent years, roboticists have been finding that building Ikea furniture is actually a great way to … Read more

This Lamp Is 3D-Printed From Orange Peels

Reading Time: 6 minutes A plethora of substances can be used for 3D printing these days. Most people go for conventional plastics like ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) or polycarbonate. Krill Design, however, has opted for fruit. Oranges. Well, orange peel, to be precise.  WIRED UK This story originally appeared on WIRED UK. The Milan-based design agency, which specializes in … Read more

India’s Furlenco raises $140 million for its furniture and appliance renting service – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Furlenco, a Bangalore-based startup that operates an eponymous furniture and appliance rental service, said today it has raised $140 million in a financing round as it looks to scale its operations in the South Asian market and explore international market expansion. The new $140 million financing round, a Series D, comprises $120 million debt raise … Read more