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Eel-Like Envirobot Detects Water Pollution By Swimming Through It

Eel-Like Envirobot Detects Water Pollution By Swimming Through It

Water pollution is a big problem all over the world, and it’s a difficult one to address, as there are many factors that can cause it, often hard to pinpoint. Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Lausanne and other institutions were looking for a new way to detect water pollution when they developed […]

Water pollution is a big problem all over the world, and it’s a difficult one to address, as there are many factors that can cause it, often hard to pinpoint. Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Lausanne and other...
MIT CSAIL's Interactive Robogami System Makes it Easy to Design and 3D Print Your Own Origami-Inspired Robots

MIT CSAIL's Interactive Robogami System Makes it Easy to Design and 3D Print Your Own Origami-Inspired Robots

For years, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have been working with 3D printing and robotics, making robots 3D printed in one step and 3D printed robots that can put themselves together. Now, they’ve come up with a unique system for non-experts to design custom 3D printable robots in one sitting. […]

For years, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have been working with 3D printing and robotics, making robots 3D printed in one step and 3D printed robots that can put themselves together. Now, they’ve...
Robots with a Mission: 3D Printed Garbage Collectors Prepare to Descend on Beaches

Robots with a Mission: 3D Printed Garbage Collectors Prepare to Descend on Beaches

In 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, killing more than 15,000 people and injuring and/or displacing hundreds of thousands of others. The effects of the tsunami were felt on the other side of the world, too, as far away as Canada. Erin Kennedy noticed those effects one day while walking along the Toronto […]

In 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, killing more than 15,000 people and injuring and/or displacing hundreds of thousands of others. The effects of the tsunami were felt on the other side of the world, too, as far away as Canada. Erin Kennedy...
3D Printed MRI-Compatible Biopsy Robot Works to Diagnose Breast Cancer

3D Printed MRI-Compatible Biopsy Robot Works to Diagnose Breast Cancer

I first truly became aware of 3D technology sometime in 2010 or 2011, when I went to the mall with my co-worker during our lunch break to grab a chili dog and check out a large surgical robot that was being demonstrated in the center of the mall, where Santa and the Easter Bunny typically […]

I first truly became aware of 3D technology sometime in 2010 or 2011, when I went to the mall with my co-worker during our lunch break to grab a chili dog and check out a large surgical robot that was being demonstrated in the center of the mall, where Santa and the...
OhmniLabs Tells Us About the Development of the 3D Printed Ohmni Robot

OhmniLabs Tells Us About the Development of the 3D Printed Ohmni Robot

Will robots replace human interaction? That’s a big, scary question that has been the subject of much science fiction and speculation about the future. Robot development company OhmniLabs isn’t interested in replacing human interaction, however – they want to use robotics to better facilitate it. The Ohmni, now raising money on Indiegogo, takes Skype or […]

Will robots replace human interaction? That’s a big, scary question that has been the subject of much science fiction and speculation about the future. Robot development company OhmniLabs isn’t interested in replacing human interaction, however –...
Disney 3D Prints Prototype for Humanoid Robot, Files Patent Application

Disney 3D Prints Prototype for Humanoid Robot, Files Patent Application

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney For decades, Disney has been behind progressive technology not meant just to please visitors to their parks, but also in film and animation. Walt Disney left behind an incredible legacy that continues to inspire future generations of artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and people from nearly […]

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney For decades, Disney has been behind progressive technology not meant just to please visitors to their parks, but also in film and animation. Walt Disney left behind an incredible legacy that continues to inspire...
Foiled! Mark Two 3D Printed Parts Show Their Power in Serious Robot Combat

Foiled! Mark Two 3D Printed Parts Show Their Power in Serious Robot Combat

No matter how you slice it, the world of robotics is serious business. As scientists around the world mix robotics and 3D printing, we see incredible innovations emerging that will indeed change the face of manufacturing from brick-laying robots for construction to advanced prosthetics, and far more. But there is also an arena for robotics that […]

No matter how you slice it, the world of robotics is serious business. As scientists around the world mix robotics and 3D printing, we see incredible innovations emerging that will indeed change the face of manufacturing from brick-laying robots for construction to...
How a 3D Printed Robot Can Teach Kids to Code

How a 3D Printed Robot Can Teach Kids to Code

Applied computing technology has progressed to a level that requires greater programming effort to continue advancing for the benefit of humanity. Many grade school students are showing passion for learning with the help of computers and tablets, but few of them are actually interested in programming. In order to spark their curiosity, students need to […]

Applied computing technology has progressed to a level that requires greater programming effort to continue advancing for the benefit of humanity. Many grade school students are showing passion for learning with the help of computers and tablets, but few of them are...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 12, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 12, 2016

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got news that spans from the animated universe of Rick and Morty to South Korea. For starters, one die-hard fan of the intergalactic animated comedy Rick and Morty utilized 3D printing to create the “Pass the Butter” robot found in the show. The Melbourne, […]

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got news that spans from the animated universe of Rick and Morty to South Korea. For starters, one die-hard fan of the intergalactic animated comedy Rick and Morty utilized 3D printing to create the...
Kengoro: 3D Printed Robot Works Up a Sweat at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems

Kengoro: 3D Printed Robot Works Up a Sweat at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems

We’ve certainly spent a lot of time considering what might happen when robots truly can think like us, but very likely not a lot (on the part of the layman, anyway) has been put into considering how they might also be able to move and even show off their stamina like we do one day. […]

We’ve certainly spent a lot of time considering what might happen when robots truly can think like us, but very likely not a lot (on the part of the layman, anyway) has been put into considering how they might also be able to move and even show off their stamina like...
Roboeve Launches Indiegogo Campaign for 3D Printable Xpider Robot

Roboeve Launches Indiegogo Campaign for 3D Printable Xpider Robot

When it comes to breaking boundaries in the robotics field, 3D printing technology has emerged as one of the more resourceful and complementary tools to do so. Whether 3D printing is used to create the autonomous soft-bodied Octobot or to produce muscles for Zizzy, a personal robot created to assist those with limited mobility, 3D printing technology has become […]

When it comes to breaking boundaries in the robotics field, 3D printing technology has emerged as one of the more resourceful and complementary tools to do so. Whether 3D printing is used to create the autonomous soft-bodied Octobot or to produce muscles for Zizzy, a...
Wevolver’s Most Popular Designs Include Amazing 3D Printed Spider Bot & DIY SLS Printer for Under $500

Wevolver’s Most Popular Designs Include Amazing 3D Printed Spider Bot & DIY SLS Printer for Under $500

Wevolver is a site we’ve followed continually, gleaning great inspiration from a range of international designers and artists. If you need a quick technological fix or a little pick-me-up just to make you smile and get those creative brain synapses firing in a new and positive direction, Wevolver is a great place to dwell. And if you’re […]

Wevolver is a site we’ve followed continually, gleaning great inspiration from a range of international designers and artists. If you need a quick technological fix or a little pick-me-up just to make you smile and get those creative brain synapses firing in a new...
Zizzy the Robot Uses 3D Printed Artificial Muscles to Assist Those Lacking Mobility

Zizzy the Robot Uses 3D Printed Artificial Muscles to Assist Those Lacking Mobility

One area that 3D printing technology and robotics have successfully intertwined with one another is the production of assistive devices. Whether it’s a 3D printed robotic arm that helps with stroke rehabilitation or a unique prosthetic limb that aims to restore the sense of touch, the bottom line is that the two emerging technologies have […]

One area that 3D printing technology and robotics have successfully intertwined with one another is the production of assistive devices. Whether it’s a 3D printed robotic arm that helps with stroke rehabilitation or a unique prosthetic limb that aims to restore the...
Case Western Reserve University Scientists Create "Biohybrid" Robots from Sea Slug Muscles and 3D Printed Parts

Case Western Reserve University Scientists Create "Biohybrid" Robots from Sea Slug Muscles and 3D Printed Parts

If I were to mention cyborg sea slugs, you’d likely assume I was about to tell you about the latest midnight horror film festival I went to, and you’d be justified in that response – but you’d be wrong. The “biohybrid” robots, created by researchers at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University by combining sea slug parts with […]

If I were to mention cyborg sea slugs, you’d likely assume I was about to tell you about the latest midnight horror film festival I went to, and you’d be justified in that response – but you’d be wrong. The “biohybrid” robots,...
Transcend Robotics Signs Partnership Agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Develop Robotic Mobility Tech

Transcend Robotics Signs Partnership Agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Develop Robotic Mobility Tech

Over the years science fiction television and movies promised us all sorts of robots and robotic companions. From neurotic house cleaning maid robots to robotic soldiers who would fight our battles, over the years  Hollywood has given us plenty of robots to marvel at. According to all of the television, movies, novels and comics the […]

Over the years science fiction television and movies promised us all sorts of robots and robotic companions. From neurotic house cleaning maid robots to robotic soldiers who would fight our battles, over the years  Hollywood has given us plenty of robots to marvel at....
Materialise Helps Redesign and 3D Print Children's Programming Toy--The Cubetto Playset

Materialise Helps Redesign and 3D Print Children's Programming Toy--The Cubetto Playset

More and more often we see efforts to teach children coding at a young age by virtue of introducing fun programming languages to them. Part of this development is the far reach that the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) initiative is having on K-12 curricula. Parents and educators want children ready for a technologically […]

More and more often we see efforts to teach children coding at a young age by virtue of introducing fun programming languages to them. Part of this development is the far reach that the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) initiative is...
Play "Simon Says" and Take a Selfie with Fastest-3D Printed InMoov Robot Ever

Play "Simon Says" and Take a Selfie with Fastest-3D Printed InMoov Robot Ever

From now through the month of May, the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, will have a special guest taking selfies and playing “Simon Says” with visitors, courtesy of the Hoboken-based Stevens Institute of Technology. After hosting a successful exhibition featuring four Senior Design projects by students of the university back in Spring […]

From now through the month of May, the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, will have a special guest taking selfies and playing “Simon Says” with visitors, courtesy of the Hoboken-based Stevens Institute of Technology. After hosting a successful...
Amsterdam Stock Exchange Disrupted - In a Good Way - By 3D Printed Robot

Amsterdam Stock Exchange Disrupted - In a Good Way - By 3D Printed Robot

At the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, each day is begun with the sounding of a gong to mark the official start of the trading day. On April 21, the day began like any other – almost. As stock traders looked on, the gong was struck by a small, red and white 3D printed robot which gripped […]

At the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, each day is begun with the sounding of a gong to mark the official start of the trading day. On April 21, the day began like any other – almost. As stock traders looked on, the gong was struck by a small, red and white 3D printed...
Realistic 3D Printed "Robirds" Designed to Scare Away Bird Flocks

Realistic 3D Printed "Robirds" Designed to Scare Away Bird Flocks

It’s a bird, it’s a robot, it’s the Robird! Most of us can imagine an occasion where scaring off a flock of birds could be really helpful. I mean, that’s what the old-fashioned scarecrow is designed to do, isn’t it? Well, a more high tech version of the scarecrow can also help you, and the […]

It’s a bird, it’s a robot, it’s the Robird! Most of us can imagine an occasion where scaring off a flock of birds could be really helpful. I mean, that’s what the old-fashioned scarecrow is designed to do, isn’t it? Well, a more high tech...
Dear Scarlett: You are so Beautiful—Especially as a Totally Normal 3D Printed Humanoid!

Dear Scarlett: You are so Beautiful—Especially as a Totally Normal 3D Printed Humanoid!

The glamor of Hollywood—and especially starlets—has forever been enticing. Their beauty and personal stories are fascinating to the world. And while some of us are content with the occasional read in the grocery store line to see which white sandy beaches our favorite actors are jet-setting off to for photo ops in itsy bitsy bikinis, or whose […]

The glamor of Hollywood—and especially starlets—has forever been enticing. Their beauty and personal stories are fascinating to the world. And while some of us are content with the occasional read in the grocery store line to see which white sandy beaches our favorite...
Wevolver Captures SXSW Interactive Innovation Award in 3-DIY Category

Wevolver Captures SXSW Interactive Innovation Award in 3-DIY Category

Some say it has grown into a sellout bastion of hipster capitalism, while others say it is one of the best cultural weathervanes for determining our latest trends in all of the new economy’s driving sectors: music, film, design, technology etc. Regardless of your view of the festival’s evolution over the years from small-scale indie to mainstream corporate, […]

Some say it has grown into a sellout bastion of hipster capitalism, while others say it is one of the best cultural weathervanes for determining our latest trends in all of the new economy’s driving sectors: music, film, design, technology etc. Regardless of...
Sub1 Robot Challenges 3D Printed Robot's Rubik's Cube Solving Record

Sub1 Robot Challenges 3D Printed Robot's Rubik's Cube Solving Record

It seems like there’s been plenty of news lately from the world of Rubik’s Cube record-breaking robots. Less than one month ago we covered a 3D printed robot, from Jay Flatland and Paul Rose, that was able to solve the Rubik’s Cube in just over a second. This robot is described as having “a cube-holding frame, stepper motors, and […]

It seems like there’s been plenty of news lately from the world of Rubik’s Cube record-breaking robots. Less than one month ago we covered a 3D printed robot, from Jay Flatland and Paul Rose, that was able to solve the Rubik’s Cube in just over...
Kame the Hopping 3D Printable Robot is the Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day

Kame the Hopping 3D Printable Robot is the Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day

While there had been industrial 3D printers available years before desktop printers started to become popular, it wasn’t an especially widely used or known technology. But when the first RepRap 3D printer found its way into a makerspace, 3D printing exploded and primarily became known as a hobby industry. The market overwhelmingly sold its smaller […]

While there had been industrial 3D printers available years before desktop printers started to become popular, it wasn’t an especially widely used or known technology. But when the first RepRap 3D printer found its way into a makerspace, 3D printing exploded and...
An Amazing 3D Printed Robot Can Solve the Rubik's Cube in Under 2 Seconds!

An Amazing 3D Printed Robot Can Solve the Rubik's Cube in Under 2 Seconds!

It appears that the topic of 3D printing and Rubik’s Cubes has been in the news lots lately. Just a week ago, we covered the Guinness Book of World’s Record-breaking 3D printed Rubik’s Cube. The previous record for the world’s largest 3D printed Rubik’s Cube was 17 x 17, and it was held by the Dutch […]

It appears that the topic of 3D printing and Rubik’s Cubes has been in the news lots lately. Just a week ago, we covered the Guinness Book of World’s Record-breaking 3D printed Rubik’s Cube. The previous record for the world’s largest 3D...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover -- October 17

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover -- October 17

What do Nike shoes, chocolate, robots, nylon glue and new medical technologies all have in common? They are all featured stories in this week’s stories we weren’t able to fully cover. We begin with the fact that Nike is closer to 3D  printing shoes on a mass scale with the news that it filed its patent […]

What do Nike shoes, chocolate, robots, nylon glue and new medical technologies all have in common? They are all featured stories in this week’s stories we weren’t able to fully cover. We begin with the fact that Nike is closer to 3D  printing shoes on a...

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