Tag: robotics

TU Delft Researcher Wins ISSMO/Springer Prize for Space-Time Topology Optimization in Additive Manufacturing

Researchers from TU Delft have not only developed a new method for optimizing structures and their fabrication sequences, but the main author has also won the ISSMO/Springer prize from the International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO), due to the impressive ‘Space-Time Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing: Concurrent Optimization of Structural Layout and Fabrication... Read More »

How 3D Printing is Shaping the Robotics Industry

As the robotics industry continues to rise in popularity and growth, it makes sense that we would constantly be trying to find new ways to incorporate 3D printing into the robotics process. Both robotics and 3D printing are forward-thinking industries, so combining the two—when done properly—could lead to incredible results. But how exactly can you... Read More »

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 field is growing, the authors make it clear that many different levels of research and development are involved, from materials and modeling to performance control... Read More »

Researchers Recreate Hopping Disney/Pixar Lamp with 3D Printed Actuator

3D printing has previously been employed to create passive mechanisms and machines, as well as the actuators used to make them go. According to a new paper, titled “A Miniature 3D Printed On-Off Linear Pneumatic Actuator and Its Demonstration into a Cartoon Character of a Hopping Lamp,” using 3D printing to create actuators can speed... Read More »

The Benefits of Making Your Robotics With 3D Printing

Brainstorming, designing and ultimately creating robots is a thrilling process. However, it can also feel like a complex and daunting project at first due to all the intricacies involved. A lot goes into making the perfect final product, and the process leading up to that can be quite lengthy. Thankfully, creating robots has never been... Read More »

Google of the Future Can Learn All About You…and 3D Print Personalized Objects For Your Own Good

“If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.” [Image: Amazon Alexa] I have several friends and family members who have introduced smart technology into their homes by way of Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, those cloud-based, benign-sounding voice services. While the services can give you a new, high-tech way to have fun, like... Read More »

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Smart Hydrogel That Can Walk Underwater and Pick Up Objects

Pairing 3D printing with smart technology has led to some amazing innovations, such as metal parts that can track the performance of machines, windows that can keep your car cool in the sun, and ink that can change color and shape. Now, researchers from Rutgers University-New Brunswick have developed a 3D printed smart gel that is... Read More »

Video: A morning jog with Boston Dynamics’ 3D printing powered Atlas robot

Clever? Creepy? Or perhaps a healthy dose of both? American robotics company Boston Dynamics has just released a video demonstrating the latest abilities of its Atlas humanoid robot. In the clip, Atlas can be seen jogging, up an incline and on uneven ground, and jumping over a log, all for the purpose search and rescue. Just... Read More »

The 3D Printed Youbionic Hand Features New Updates with More to Come Soon

In 2014, a company called Youbionic emerged with an exciting goal: the development of a 3D printed bionic hand controlled by an Arduino. Unlike prosthetics that require cables and wires to move, the Youbionic hand would respond to the wearer’s muscle movements. While bionic hands such as these typically cost thousands of dollars, Youbionic founder... Read More »

ACEO Highlights Silicone 3D Printing for Soft Robotic Grippers

Yesterday, we learned that 3D printed silicone leader ACEO, a brand launched by German chemical company Wacker Chemie AG in 2016, made its first public disclosure of fluorosilicone 3D printing, which is a 100% elastomer that combines the good resistance of fluorocarbons with the temperature properties of silicones. Visitors to the 3D Print expo in Lyon, France, can see some sample fluorosilicone 3D... Read More »

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