3D Printing Technology

Brings Robotics to the Construction Site

Brings Robotics to the Construction Site

Apr 25, 2017 @ 16:37| IAAC and TECNALIA has demonstrated the potentials of additive manufacturing technology and robotics in the production of sustainable low-cost Construction Site. On Site Robotics is a collaborative project of IAAC and TECNALIA, which demonstrates the potentials of additive manufacturing technology and robotics in the production of sustainable low-cost buildings that […]

PUFFER: NASA’s New Foldable Child Rover

PUFFER: NASA’s New Foldable Child Rover

Mar 21, 2017 @ 21:10 |  PUFFER is a “pop-up” robot that folds into a small, smartphone-sized weight and crawls into narrow places where rovers can’t fit. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California has developed Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER), inspired by origami. The PUFFER is a project, sponsored by Game Changing Development (GCD) program, […]

Artificial Fingertip that ‘Feels’ Wins Harvard’s Robotics Competition

Artificial Fingertip that ‘Feels’ Wins Harvard’s Robotics Competition

Jan 22, 2017 @ 19:04 |  An open-source 3D-printed fingertip that can ‘feel’ in a similar way to the human sense of touch has won Harvard University’s international Soft Robotics competition for its contribution to soft robotics research. Pushing the boundaries of soft robotics, the open-source tactile fingertip, known as TacTip, is a 3D-printed tactile […]

3D-Printed Robots with Shock-Absorbing Skins

3D-Printed Robots with Shock-Absorbing Skins

Oct 7, 2016 @ 19:58 | By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT CSAIL | MIT News | MIT researchers outfitted their cube robot with shock-absorbing skins that transfer less than half of the energy that would normally be transferred to the ground. Anyone who’s watched drone videos or an episode of “BattleBots” knows that robots can break — […]

Meet OctoBot: The first Entirely Soft Robot

Meet OctoBot: The first Entirely Soft Robot

Sep 17, 2016 @ 11:21 | Inspired by Octopus, A team of Harvard University researchers have created the first entirely soft, autonomous robot, made by a combination of embedded 3D printing, modeling and soft lithography. A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft […]

First Single Actuator Wave-like Robot in the World Developed at BGU

First Single Actuator Wave-like Robot in the World Developed at BGU

Aug 1, 2016 @ 17:03 |  The first SAW (Single Actuator Wave-like Robot) that produces a pure wave motion using a single motor has been developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The SAW robot is designed for medical applications, maintenance, search and rescue and security scenarios. The unique robot was developed by Dr. David […]

A Biohybrid Crawling Robot from Sea Slug parts and 3D Printed Body

A Biohybrid Crawling Robot from Sea Slug parts and 3D Printed Body

Jul 22, 2016 @ 18:05 |  Researchers have created a biohybrid robot with muscle from slug mouth and 3D printed body. Researchers believe that swarms of this robot could one day search the depths of fresh and saltwater. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed […]

Pleurobot:  Improved Version Mimics Salamanders Motion More Accurately

Pleurobot:  Improved Version Mimics Salamanders Motion More Accurately

Jun 29, 2016 @ 17:56 | EPFL |  Bio-Inspired researchers are continuously investigating different types of animal locomotion and trying to make such robots that can exactly mimic the natural motions. MIT Cheetah, CMU Snake, UCB Cockroach, Boston Dynamics Dog, Harvard RoboBees, Sydney University CROC and Greogre Washigton University Sea lion inspired robot are some […]