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The Shoe-Tying Robot

What might five mechanical engineering students create with two motors, Arduino, and a $600 budget? How about a shoe tying machine?

Winning an annual design competition with Japan’s Meijo University, University of California, Davis students Andrew Choi, Gabriela Gomes, Jacklyn Tran, Stephanie Thai, and Joel Humes designed and built this automated shoe tying robot over the course of five months.

Though the machine moves at a methodical pace, even in time-lapse, it appears to be tying ‘the world’s fastest shoelace knot,’ also known as the kid and robot-friendly Ian Knot.

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via Geek.

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