3d printed robots

The LaserFactory Can Fabricate Fully Functional Drones in One Go

Talented researchers with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have long worked with robotics, and a CSAIL team recently announced their development of a new system, called LaserFactory,…

New 3D Printed Continuum Soft Robot Can Lift 3 Pounds

Usually when we think of robots in everyday life, it’s something anthropomorphic, maybe a cross between C-3PO and Rosie the robot maid from The Jetsons. But robots don’t always represent…

IC3D and Maker Community Introduce 3D Printing to Toys for Tots

For a few decades now, Toys for Tots has been collecting and delivering toys to underprivileged children around the holidays. The kids who benefit from the program don’t get much…

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…

DS Doll Presents Prototype of 3D Printed Sex Robot

Robots are capable of doing all sorts of amazing things. Tiny micro-robots may be able to perform tasks like personalized drug delivery, while giant robots are being used to build houses….

3D Printed Robot Mimics Human Emotions

What do you think of when you hear the word “robot?” You probably don’t think of emotions. Human beings are described as robotic if they lack emotion. Robotic and human…

Rize One 3D Printer Helps Students Reach Success in Robotics Competition

In 1989, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded as a non-profit dedicated to inspiring young people to become leaders and innovators in science and technology….

Saving Real Fish with 3D Printed Robotic Fish

3D printed robotic fish have been developed by multiple institutions, for multiple purposes: to study real fish, to detect toxins in water, and more. Now researchers at the Dynamical Systems…

3D Printed Robot Goes for an Unnerving Jog in the Park

Many of us are sharing our living spaces with robots these days, whether they’re named Siri, Alexa, or DJ Roomba. We’re not quite at the Jetsons level yet, though, of…

Saving the Planet and Its People with 3D Printing in 2017

With each year that goes by, it gets more and more important to do whatever we can to help our environment, save wildlife and prevent climate change, not to mention…

Sharebot’s EDUino is an Adorable Way to Teach Kids About 3D Printing and Robotics

Nowadays, it’s important for kids to learn things like 3D printing and robotics at an early age. The challenge is for teachers to present that advanced material in a way…

UK Designer is Back with a New 3D Printed Animatronic Bird

Some 3D printing projects definitely grab my interest more than others. While it is always fascinating to see the ways that the technology is changing the landscape of manufacturing and…

Skriware and Dartmouth College Team Up to Deliver 3D Printing and Robotics Education

There are a growing number of 3D printing companies that put education among their highest priorities, and that’s a wonderful thing, as there can never be too many organizations working…

Partially 3D Printed C-Turtle Robots Crawl and Adapt in the Desert

Sea turtles are amazing creatures, and if you’ve ever seen one in the wild, you’re very lucky. If you never get a chance to see a sea turtle up close,…

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…

R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Robotic Components

Many robotic parts are geometrically intricate and require hours of design and fabrication to make sure all connecting parts match. With 3D printing, the printer can accurately form the needed…

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…

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…

MIT Researchers Use 3D Printing to Create Soft, Nearly Invisible Hydrogel Robots

Soft robotics are becoming increasingly common as researchers and engineers develop new ways to fabricate robots from materials that range from flexible plastics to silicones. A team of engineers at MIT, however,…

3D Print a Partner: Will Human-Robot Marriage Become a Thing? Many Experts Think So

They say there’s someone for everyone out there – and if not, technology can now produce a soul mate for those who aren’t finding what they’re looking for through traditional…

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…

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,…

MIT CSAIL Researchers Create Programmable Soft 3D Printing Materials for Robots, Drones & More

Robots and the field of robotics itself definitely serve a number of elevated purposes, far beyond what many of us simple folk crave, dreaming of a home assistant that never complains…

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…