3d printed robots

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

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 industry, there are also many smaller projects that exemplify the creativity of today’s makers. We’ve seen other work by Jonny Poole of the UK’s InnerbreedFX—previously […]

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 industry, there are also many smaller projects that exemplify the creativity of...
Skriware and Dartmouth College Team Up to Deliver 3D Printing and Robotics Education

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 to educate young people in the 3D printing skills that will be so badly needed in the workforce of the future (and present). One of […]

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 to educate young people in the 3D printing skills that will be so badly...
Partially 3D Printed C-Turtle Robots Crawl and Adapt in the Desert

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, though, you still might be able to get a good look at a C-Turtle. Unlike their shelled counterparts, C-Turtles are desert creatures, though they can […]

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, though, you still might be able to get a good look at a C-Turtle. Unlike their shelled counterparts,...
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...
R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Robotic Components

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 angles and perforations for many robotic components while doing it efficiently and cost effectively as less material will be used or wasted in production. Many […]

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 angles and perforations for many robotic components while doing it...
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 –...
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Researchers Reveal Their Recipe for 3D Printed Bio-Bots

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 scientists predict that one day you may see robots walking right out of your 3D printer, today we are taking a look at bio-bots that […]

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 scientists predict that one day you may see robots walking...
MIT Researchers Use 3D Printing to Create Soft, Nearly Invisible Hydrogel Robots

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, has created a soft robot that, in a sense, is close to human in its composition, as it’s made almost entirely of water. The transparent […]

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, has created a soft robot that, in a sense, is close to...
3D Print a Partner: Will Human-Robot Marriage Become a Thing? Many Experts Think So

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 means. No, I’m not talking about online dating. I’m talking about people building their own robot partners. While the thought might make you raise your […]

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 means. No, I’m not talking about online dating. I’m...
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...
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...
MIT CSAIL Researchers Create Programmable Soft 3D Printing Materials for Robots, Drones & More

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 and does all the cooking, dishing, dusting, and beyond. We’ve waited decades to see robotics really kick off in the mainstream, and indeed it has […]

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 and does all the cooking, dishing, dusting, and beyond. We’ve waited decades to see...
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...
New Open Source 3D Printable Robots from Wevolver Appeal to Makers of All Skill Levels

New Open Source 3D Printable Robots from Wevolver Appeal to Makers of All Skill Levels

Open source technology platform Wevolver was honored as an outstanding innovator at SXSW this year, and for good reason. The network, which was developed by makers with backgrounds in design and engineering and a shared enthusiasm for open source technology, has grown into a fascinating and useful resource featuring innovative projects in the fields of robotics, […]

Open source technology platform Wevolver was honored as an outstanding innovator at SXSW this year, and for good reason. The network, which was developed by makers with backgrounds in design and engineering and a shared enthusiasm for open source technology, has grown...
Sex, WiFi, & 3D Printing: The Secrets to Happy Robot Reproduction in Amsterdam

Sex, WiFi, & 3D Printing: The Secrets to Happy Robot Reproduction in Amsterdam

“…And a robot is born.” Remember that part of your heart reserved solely for fluffy kitties, furry puppies, and sleepy hedgehogs? Tell everyone to scooch over—that’s right—and make some room up in there for cooing baby robots. They might one day require sufficient adulation through social media memes as well, although surely their parents’ motherboards […]

“…And a robot is born.” Remember that part of your heart reserved solely for fluffy kitties, furry puppies, and sleepy hedgehogs? Tell everyone to scooch over—that’s right—and make some room up in there for cooing baby robots. They might one day require sufficient...
3D Printed Spacemen and Neanderthals Take on Evil Robots in This New Stop Motion Video

3D Printed Spacemen and Neanderthals Take on Evil Robots in This New Stop Motion Video

Those pesky evil, caveperson-obsessed robots from the future are at it again in a new stop motion video from 3D printed toy maker Hauke Scheer. If you’ve never seen any of Scheer’s action figures, they’re always a lot of fun, and his latest designs are some of his best work.  Not only has he gotten […]

Those pesky evil, caveperson-obsessed robots from the future are at it again in a new stop motion video from 3D printed toy maker Hauke Scheer. If you’ve never seen any of Scheer’s action figures, they’re always a lot of fun, and his latest designs are some of his...
Oh BBoy: 3D Printable BoxBotix Allows You to Make 3D Printable Robotic Frames for Copters, Planes, Rovers & Much More

Oh BBoy: 3D Printable BoxBotix Allows You to Make 3D Printable Robotic Frames for Copters, Planes, Rovers & Much More

By now we are all quite aware that 3D printing is allowing for some very serious work, discovery, and progress in labs and hospitals all around the world. As you read, researchers are somberly working on transforming everything from dentistry to plastic surgery, and doctors on numerous continents employ a variety of 3D printed models […]

By now we are all quite aware that 3D printing is allowing for some very serious work, discovery, and progress in labs and hospitals all around the world. As you read, researchers are somberly working on transforming everything from dentistry to plastic surgery, and...
3D Printed Swarms of Robot Boats Can Think for Themselves...But They're Only Here to Help

3D Printed Swarms of Robot Boats Can Think for Themselves...But They're Only Here to Help

A swarm of robots that can think for themselves – it sounds like a terrifying sci-fi robot apocalypse film scenario, but it’s not – it’s reality. Feeling a bit anxious? I’m slightly unnerved, I admit, but intelligent robot swarms may be just what overtaxed naval organizations are looking for. Technological advances, while increasing the capabilities […]

A swarm of robots that can think for themselves – it sounds like a terrifying sci-fi robot apocalypse film scenario, but it’s not – it’s reality. Feeling a bit anxious? I’m slightly unnerved, I admit, but intelligent robot swarms may be...
A Plague of Swarming and Jumping 3D Printed Locust Robots? Yes, Really!

A Plague of Swarming and Jumping 3D Printed Locust Robots? Yes, Really!

Sometimes in order to express possibilities for the future we can reach back into the past, in this case the Biblical past, for images to capture the stage that today’s technology is setting. In this case, the science fiction image is a plague of (robot) locusts. Israel has recently announced that it has achieved something remarkable in the category of 3D […]

Sometimes in order to express possibilities for the future we can reach back into the past, in this case the Biblical past, for images to capture the stage that today’s technology is setting. In this case, the science fiction image is a plague of (robot)...
Fallout 4 Super Fan 3D Prints an Awesome Articulated Codsworth Figure

Fallout 4 Super Fan 3D Prints an Awesome Articulated Codsworth Figure

The fourth installment of Bethesda’s Fallout series of video games has continued its long run as one of the most critically and financially successful properties in the industry — and makers love it. The post-apocalyptic adventure game takes place in an alternate history with a ’40s/’50s atomic-age aesthetic that is both retro and futuristic at […]

The fourth installment of Bethesda’s Fallout series of video games has continued its long run as one of the most critically and financially successful properties in the industry — and makers love it. The post-apocalyptic adventure game takes place in an...
Beijing's Aerial Robotics Competition: India's Students Win Best Sheepherder Award with 3D Printed Drone

Beijing's Aerial Robotics Competition: India's Students Win Best Sheepherder Award with 3D Printed Drone

International competitions like the Aerial Robotics Competition, held recently in Beijing, are a perfect example of how contests among students are not only incredibly motivating and exciting, but are also a comprehensive learning tool. In a world where schools and organizations are beginning to take a softer approach to competing, that’s generally not the case […]

International competitions like the Aerial Robotics Competition, held recently in Beijing, are a perfect example of how contests among students are not only incredibly motivating and exciting, but are also a comprehensive learning tool. In a world where schools and...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things - Awesome Beginner 3D Printable Robotics Projects

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things - Awesome Beginner 3D Printable Robotics Projects

Robotics has become one of the most common forms of advanced technology in the world, and just about everyone in the developed world uses them daily. Many of us probably don’t even realize how often we interact with robots. Not only are 3D printers themselves robots, but modern cars that have auto park functions could […]

Robotics has become one of the most common forms of advanced technology in the world, and just about everyone in the developed world uses them daily. Many of us probably don’t even realize how often we interact with robots. Not only are 3D printers themselves robots,...
Printabots: 3D Printed QuadraPed Makes Short Work of Rough Terrain

Printabots: 3D Printed QuadraPed Makes Short Work of Rough Terrain

Reiner Schmidt, an engineering graduate from Hamilton, Ontario, has been working with robots of all kinds for the last ten years. His experience ranges across projects involving robotics for applications from HAZMAT to agriculture and everything in between. In March of 2015, together with fellow robot enthusiast and business development specialist Justin Policarpio, he opened Roboteurs, an […]

Reiner Schmidt, an engineering graduate from Hamilton, Ontario, has been working with robots of all kinds for the last ten years. His experience ranges across projects involving robotics for applications from HAZMAT to agriculture and everything in between. In March...
Intel's Huge 9,000-piece 3D Printed Dancing Spiderbots Gives Michael Jackson a Run for His Money

Intel's Huge 9,000-piece 3D Printed Dancing Spiderbots Gives Michael Jackson a Run for His Money

As robotics and 3D printing converge to a point where some are left jokingly questioning if the two technologies will one day take over the world, Intel appears to be at the forefront of developing perhaps the non-fictional version of Skynet — for those Terminator fans out there. Perhaps this version of the story won’t […]

As robotics and 3D printing converge to a point where some are left jokingly questioning if the two technologies will one day take over the world, Intel appears to be at the forefront of developing perhaps the non-fictional version of Skynet — for those...
Neuron Robotics Unveils BowlerStudio -- Design, Simulate & 3D Print Advanced Robots

Neuron Robotics Unveils BowlerStudio -- Design, Simulate & 3D Print Advanced Robots

While we’ve covered numerous applications for 3D printing involving robotics, it’s the future of the two converging technologies that really gets us excited. Not only does 3D printing enable rapid iterations of newly designed robots, but the technology will also permit designers to change the functionality of robots on the fly by printing new modular components. […]

While we’ve covered numerous applications for 3D printing involving robotics, it’s the future of the two converging technologies that really gets us excited. Not only does 3D printing enable rapid iterations of newly designed robots, but the technology...

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