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Programmable Lego manufacture. Technician inspecting soldering on a newly-manufactured Lego Mindstorms programmable brick. This is the RCX block. It contains a computer and sensor inputs, allowing it to act as the controller for autonomous Lego devices, such as robots. Although marketed as a toy, the Mindstorms system has been adopted by robotics researchers for use in low- cost prototyping.
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