3d printed robotics

Intel Develops $50 3D Printed OpenBot to Advance Robotics Accessibility

Researchers at Intel Labs have developed a smart robot that anyone with a smartphone can build, using open source code, a 3D printer, and $50. What is different with this…

University of Leeds: 3D Printing Folding Robots Inspired by Origami

Akeel Abtan recently submitted a PhD thesis, ‘Design and Fabrication of Origami Elements for use in a Folding Robot Structure,’ to the University of Leeds (Institute of Design, Robotics and…

Robotics Manufacturing at the Next Level with 4D Printed Soft Robotics

Authors Ali Zolfagharian, Akif Kaynak, and Abbas Kouzani explore the growing science of soft robotics, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Closed-loop 4D-printed soft robots.’ Emphasizing how fast this…

3D Print the New Youbionic Human Arm at Home or Through a Service

Youbionic, founded in 2015, has recently released its new Human Arm. The wildly creative Italian tech startup is on a mission to accentuate already sophisticated technology around the world, while…

3D Printed Cellular Fingers Offer Material Balance Required for Modern Robotics

In ‘Toward a Smart Compliant Robotic Gripper Equipped with 3D-Designed Cellular Fingers,’ authors Manpreet Kaur and Woo Soo Kim delve into the world of combining 3D printing and robotics. Their…

TU Delft Researchers Create Soft Robotics that Respond to Color-Based Sensors

As 3D printing and robotics continue to collide and complement each other, new machines are being created. In soft robotics, we’re seeing the emergence of a class of machines that…

MIT: Automated System Designs and 3D Prints Optimized Actuators and Displays to Spec

Actuators are complex devices that mechanically control robotic systems in response to electrical signals received. Depending on the specific application they’re used for, today’s robotic actuators have to be optimized…

Purdue Researchers Create Soft Robotics Users Can Customize & Make Using 3D Printing

Researchers have patented promising new robotics technology created through the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, and outlined in ‘3D Architected Soft Machines with Topologically Encoded Motion.’ Authors Debkalpa Goswami, Shuai…

Embedded 3D Printing and Sensors Lead to Soft Robotic Fingers

Robotics and 3D printing have gone hand in hand for years, but researchers Ryan L. Truby, Robert K. Katzschmann, Jennifer A. Lewis, and Daniela Rus have put a much more…

Soft Robotic Sheets Can Make Inanimate Objects Move

Among 3D printing’s many applications, the technology often crosses over into the field of robotics, including soft robotics. Soft robotics is a field that has been changing the way people…

MakerBot and KUKA: 3D Printing and Robotics Lead the Way for New Future of Manufacturing

Over the past few years, we have followed robotics manufacturer KUKA in several different and spectacular 3D printing projects, including the part their robots played in creating a massive concrete…

UC San Diego Researchers’ Soft Robot Can Walk Over Rough Terrain with Four 3D Printed Legs

We’ve seen some pretty fascinating 3D printing research in the medical field out of the University of California San Diego over the last couple of years, like a 3D printed…

Russia: Scientists Create New Polymers for 3D Printing with Robotics & More

Amidst an explosion of 3D innovation, 3D hardware, software and more, many users have now too become engaged in the study of materials. While 3D printing with plastic is still…

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…

3D Printed Robot Provides Lifelike Simulation for Japanese Medical Students

It’s really incredible how lifelike medical training models are getting. Advanced technology like 3D printing and robotics are allowing for the creation of models that look, feel and even respond…

BRL Team to Create Biomimetic Forebrain for 3D Printed Robotic Hand

Individuals—and different cultures—worldwide have varying perceptions of how robots should look, and what they should do. Dating back to the first popular science fiction books and movies, our fascination with…

EOS Sponsors Research Project Bringing Together Additive Manufacturing and Robotics

The award-winning industrial additive manufacturing solutions company EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions is undoubtedly a global leader in the world of 3D printing, with its innovative MeltPool Solution and a recently announced metal 3D…

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Researchers Reveal Their Recipe for 3D Printed Bio-Bots

The worlds of 3D printing and robotics often collide, as we’ve seen continually—and most recently—with everything from nearly invisible hydrogel robots to those capable of doing pushups and sweating. And while…

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…

Slant Concepts Launches Kickstarter for 3D Printed ShopArm Robot, the LittleArm’s Big Brother

The wide, wonderful world of robotics is really good at giving people a hand with a myriad of tasks (yes, that joke is probably overdone, but it still cracks me…

Creative England Launches First Brand Marketing Campaign, Giving a Leg Up to Creative and Tech Leaders

Nonprofit company Creative England, an accelerator for startups and ideas in the industries of tech, TV and film, and games, recently launched its very first brand marketing campaign, shining a light on…

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…

Joule’s Best Friend Comes to Life: Robo Challenge Creates Mack the CoreBot with 1,000 Hours of 3D Printing & 16 Motors

Every adventure needs a trusty, hardy canine companion following along faithfully, ready to stand through anything at his master’s side. And in ReCore, that entails a lot. As Joule Adams…

Slant Concepts Launches 3D Printed Robotic Arm for STEM Education

There have been many instances where 3D printing technology has stepped up to give a hand to the manufacturing of robotic arms (pun slightly intended). Whether that robotic device was designed to…