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What is Metrology?

3D Metrology  What is 3D metrology? Metrology is the science of measurement. It establishes a common understanding of units, crucial in linking and understanding human activities. When we apply metrology…

Joris Column: Printcrime, augmenting humans, nanoconvergence and Segway polo

Often only a few years separate the tinfoil hats from the millionaires to be. I was writing the piece on the Youbionic arm and thinking of how we will use…

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…

Mouser Presents Latest Empowering Innovation Together Video Series: Grant Imahara Visits KUKA Robotics

Several interesting project challenges, covering technological advances like outer space tools, autonomous cars, smart cities, and drones, have been put forth by celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, of Mythbusters and BattleBots fame, and…

Robotic Dentist Implants 3D Printed Teeth in Woman’s Mouth in Autonomous Surgery

We’ve all volunteered for things in our lives, whether it’s something we want to do or something we may not be super excited about. Many volunteers are needed in the medical…

Researchers Use 3D Printed End Plates and Paper Origami Mechanisms to Create Flexible, Inching Robots

A team of students and professors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been working on innovative research that illustrates how they used bio-inspired design and origami structures to…

Robot with 3D Printed Flippers Helps to Solve a Plesiosaur Puzzle

Over 200 million years ago, during the Triassic period, plesiosaurs first appeared in the ocean. The swimming, flippered reptiles lived for several million years, until the mass extinction that wiped…

Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that…

BADGER Project Develops a 3D Printing, Tunneling Underground Robot

As tunneling creatures go, badgers are some of the oddest-looking, but they’re also pretty cute, in their way. The European Union is a big fan of badgers, it seems, or…

3D Scanned Objects Help Robots to “See” the Way That Humans Do

Robots and humans don’t see things the same way. That’s not exactly a shocking statement, but some robots operate so efficiently and smoothly that it’s easy to forget that their…

Stanford University Creates Soft Robot That Grows Like a Vine

Stanford University is home to some of the most advanced research and respected scientists in the world, and what’s especially impressive about the work coming out of the university is…

AML Technologies Receives Grant from Australian Government to Commercialize Its Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing Process

I think we can all agree that 3D printing technology is pretty cool, and while it can certainly be used to make fun things like Stormtrooper statues and holiday models…

Researchers Develop Technique to 3D Print Flexible, Electronic Sensory Devices, Bringing Us One Step Closer to Printing on Human Skin

Researchers have been working hard to create 3D printed robotic prosthetic hands that look, and feel like, a real human hand; a team at the University of Wollongong developed a…

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…

The Possible: GE Announces Immersive Virtual Reality Documentary Miniseries

When it comes to cutting-edge and creative technology, you can be sure that GE will be right there with it; what else would you expect from a company whose motto is “Imagination…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Articulated Toy Robots

This week I was looking for a cool toy to 3D print for my nephew and settled on looking for a fun robot action figure. I knew that there were…

Virtual Reality Created by Robots Allows Jurors to Visit Crime Scenes Without Leaving the Courthouse

The jury is generally a pretty hard crowd to impress, and rightly so, as years, lives, and sums hang in the balance with what can sometimes result in severe judgment and…

10-Year-Old Roboticist Awarded Paris Innovation Fellowship

The older I get, the more resentful I feel each time I hear a story about some young person making good. I’ve long left behind the age by which Alexander…

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…

XYZprinting Unveils Three New 3D Printers and a Robot at IFA 2015

Ever since their first Da Vinci 3D printer took home multiple industry prizes, including a CES 2014 Editors’ Choice Award, XYZprinting has continued to pump out new models of their…

This Fascinating 3D Printed Strandbeest Robot Takes Theo Jansen’s Ideas One Step Further

The year is 2015 and 3D printed robots have begun to evolve to a point where they are taking over the world! OK, maybe we aren’t quite there yet. We…

Brainless’ 3D Printed Battlebots & RoboToons are Run by RoboGuts – Coming Soon to Kickstarter

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, 3D printing and robotics continue to converge upon one another at a rapid rate. 3D printing has become a go-to solution…

Researchers Create a 3D Printed Robot that Jumps Six Times Its Own Height

Will we one day in the future watch basketball games played by robots? Who needs a Lebron James on their team, when a 3D printed basketball player could jump 42…

Beware of the 3D Printed Gowanus Monster Lurking in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal

It was just last week that Bold Machines released the design files for the Brooklyn Bridge Robot which was their latest character designed for the “Margo” feature film.  Margo was a…