3D Printing Technology

Self-Folding Electronics Could Enable Advanced Robotics

Self-Folding Electronics Could Enable Advanced Robotics

By Larry Hardesty | Sep 16, 2017 @ 14:13 | MIT News | Expanding polymer enables self-folding without heating or immersion in water. As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water. In […]

Custom Robots In A Matter Of Minutes

Custom Robots In A Matter Of Minutes

By Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon |  Aug 23, 2017 @ 17:46 | CSAIL / MIT News | CSAIL’s “Interactive Robogami” lets you design and 3-D print origami-inspired custom robots from 2-D designs. Even as robots become increasingly common, they remain incredibly difficult to make. From designing and modeling to fabricating and testing, the process is […]

New AI Technique Creates 3-D Shapes from 2-D Images

New AI Technique Creates 3-D Shapes from 2-D Images

 Jul 28, 2017 @ 06:23 | A new technique that uses the artificial intelligence methods of machine learning and deep learning is able to create 3-D shapes from 2-D images, such as photographs, and is even able to create new, never-before-seen shapes. Karthik Ramani, Purdue’s Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, says that the […]

New 3-D Scanning Technique Uses Water and Robotics to Reconstruct Complex Objects

New 3-D Scanning Technique Uses Water and Robotics to Reconstruct Complex Objects

Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:11 | An international group of researchers developed a technique that results in more accurate 3-D scanning for reconstructing complex objects than what currently exists. The innovative method combines robotics and water. “Using a robotic arm to immerse an object on an axis at various angles, and measuring the volume displacement […]

New Robot Printer Spits out Recyclable Robots

New Robot Printer Spits out Recyclable Robots

By  Vibeke Arildsen |  Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:49 | In just 13 minutes, a newly developed robot printer can transform an aluminum wire with little motors attached into a functional robot that can be recycled and reused for other purposes. Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), MIT and Columbia, among others, are behind the […]