Last year, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore had a small viral sensation on its hands with the release of Ikea Bot. The robot did laps around its inept human counterparts by autonomously assembling an Ikea in under nine minutes.

That same team is behind NTU spinoff, Eureka Robotics, which this morning debuted Archimedes, a six-axis robotic arm designed to pick up and manipulate optical lenses and mirrors. The functionality is decidedly less YouTube video-friendly than its furniture assembling predecessor, but there’s probably a lot more money to be made in optics.

Archmides is capable of handling multiple-sized lens and mirrors and loading them into a tray order to be coated. Introducing a robotic arm into the process can help eliminate defects introduced by human interactions.

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