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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...
MIT CSAIL Researchers Develop Design System for 3D Printing Topology Optimization

MIT CSAIL Researchers Develop Design System for 3D Printing Topology Optimization

Whether they’re inspired by a gold beetle to 3D print a multi-material electronic device, creating programmable soft 3D printing materials for robots and drones, or making it possible to watch 3D movies at home without having to wear 3D glasses, we’re always interested to hear what new innovation the researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and […]

Whether they’re inspired by a gold beetle to 3D print a multi-material electronic device, creating programmable soft 3D printing materials for robots and drones, or making it possible to watch 3D movies at home without having to wear 3D glasses, we’re...
MIT CSAIL Introduces InstantCAD, a Plug-In to Make 3D Design Faster and Easier

MIT CSAIL Introduces InstantCAD, a Plug-In to Make 3D Design Faster and Easier

A lot of fascinating research goes on at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Just recently, we learned about the group’s work on the development of glasses-free 3D TV, and now they’re working on making CAD easier and faster. Making changes to computer aided designs can be frustrating and time-consuming, so CSAIL thought there […]

A lot of fascinating research goes on at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Just recently, we learned about the group’s work on the development of glasses-free 3D TV, and now they’re working on making CAD easier and...
MIT's CSAIL Researchers Develop a Glasses-Free Way to Watch 3D Movies at Home: the Home3D System

MIT's CSAIL Researchers Develop a Glasses-Free Way to Watch 3D Movies at Home: the Home3D System

Going to see a movie in 3D is a cool experience, but it comes with an essential tool – 3D glasses. As I already wear glasses, not contact lenses, it has to be a really good movie for me to pay extra to see it in 3D and spend two-plus hours wearing two pairs of […]

Going to see a movie in 3D is a cool experience, but it comes with an essential tool – 3D glasses. As I already wear glasses, not contact lenses, it has to be a really good movie for me to pay extra to see it in 3D and spend two-plus hours wearing two pairs of...
Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing, the new course, is set to introduce participants to the […]

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in...
A Shiny Gold Bug Inspires MIT Researchers to 3D Print a Multimaterial Electronic Device

A Shiny Gold Bug Inspires MIT Researchers to 3D Print a Multimaterial Electronic Device

The golden tortoise beetle is a beautiful insect. I don’t often say that about many insects, but you can’t deny that the golden tortoise beetle, or goldbug, is a pretty, pretty bug. Look at it – it looks like jewelry. It also has a really fun ability – it changes color when you poke it, […]

The golden tortoise beetle is a beautiful insect. I don’t often say that about many insects, but you can’t deny that the golden tortoise beetle, or goldbug, is a pretty, pretty bug. Look at it – it looks like jewelry. It also has a really fun ability...
Foundry: MIT CSAIL Develops New Modeling System for Multi-Material 3D Prints

Foundry: MIT CSAIL Develops New Modeling System for Multi-Material 3D Prints

While there are many benefits to be derived from 3D printing, such as infinite opportunities for innovation and then customization, speed in production, increased efficiency in workflow, and affordability, the industry and research community also has the benefit of being driven by those who are makers themselves and want to strive to see what more […]

While there are many benefits to be derived from 3D printing, such as infinite opportunities for innovation and then customization, speed in production, increased efficiency in workflow, and affordability, the industry and research community also has the benefit of...
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...
Printable Hydraulics: MIT Researchers Predict One Day Customized Robots Will Walk Right Out of Your 3D Printer

Printable Hydraulics: MIT Researchers Predict One Day Customized Robots Will Walk Right Out of Your 3D Printer

The use of the 3D printer today is something that most anyone can master. We’ve boiled the technology down so that it can be integrated into elementary, middle, and high schools—as well as community colleges. You can shop and order a 3D printer online or go to Sam’s Club and buy one, or even see […]

The use of the 3D printer today is something that most anyone can master. We’ve boiled the technology down so that it can be integrated into elementary, middle, and high schools—as well as community colleges. You can shop and order a 3D printer online or go to Sam’s...
Making New Music with 3D Printed Metallophone Instruments

Making New Music with 3D Printed Metallophone Instruments

I am a university professor, and I have been guilty of this myself. Taking a subject which is actually a great deal of fun to explore and then, in the best academic traditions available, making it nearly impenetrable to the average reader. It’s not so much a conscious effort to obfuscate, but rather because as […]

I am a university professor, and I have been guilty of this myself. Taking a subject which is actually a great deal of fun to explore and then, in the best academic traditions available, making it nearly impenetrable to the average reader. It’s not so much a...
MIT Develops Possible Holy Grail of 3D Printers--Prints Up to 10 Materials At Once for Under $7k

MIT Develops Possible Holy Grail of 3D Printers--Prints Up to 10 Materials At Once for Under $7k

What’s the ultimate vision for 3D printers, say 30-50 years in the future? Many within the industry believe that eventually 3D printers will evolve into systems which operate sort of like the Replicator from Star Trek. Yes this certainly sounds like science fiction, but in fact, such a machine should one day be possible. The first […]

What’s the ultimate vision for 3D printers, say 30-50 years in the future? Many within the industry believe that eventually 3D printers will evolve into systems which operate sort of like the Replicator from Star Trek. Yes this certainly sounds like science...

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