This Pipe-Twisting Robot Is Bender’s Great-Great-Great-Grandfather

This Pipe-Twisting Robot Is Bender’s Great-Great-Great-Grandfather


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video of a comparatively primitive pipe-bending bot

That’s not to say that Opton’s T-WIN20 KDM, which is arguably the first of a long line of bending robots, isn’t impressive. Unlike its forefathers, the T-WIN20 is able to feed in its own pipe, bend it into any kind of twisted shape that’s required, and then automatically unload it without any human intervention. Without a shadow of a doubt you’re looking at the humble beginnings of the sass-talking robots TV sitcoms have promised us. But if you can’t wait and want your own loveable robot sidekick now, it can be yours for a mere $US194,000. [DigInfo TV]