Meet SiSpis, a new army of robot spiders equipped with artificial intelligence and 3D printing nozzles

The next step in 3D printing could be something called mobile manufacturing. Siemens researchers in Princeton, New Jersey have developed prototype spider-like robots that can work collaboratively to print structures and surfaces, thus potentially accelerating production of large-scale, complex structures such as the fuselages of planes and the hulls of ships. Continue reading “Meet SiSpis, a new army of robot spiders equipped with artificial intelligence and 3D printing nozzles”

3D Printed Robot that Tutors, DJs & Protects Home Launches on Kickstarter for $499

He sees. He listens. He understands. With a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise $10K, and halfway through its launch, the XLR-ONE Personal Robot Companion is gaining ground toward fruition steadily — with good reason. How many kids can say they had a robot help them with their homework last night? Continue reading “3D Printed Robot that Tutors, DJs & Protects Home Launches on Kickstarter for $499”

The Swarmscapers: Students Create 3D Printing Robots Capable of Building in Outlying Areas

Imagine a reality of 3D printing robots, in a community unto themselves, diligently working in unpredictable temperatures and conditions, strong and steady — just taking care of business. Efficiently. Perfectly. Without complaint. This is what a group of student architects are perfecting with the Swarmscapers. Continue reading “The Swarmscapers: Students Create 3D Printing Robots Capable of Building in Outlying Areas”

Squishy robots: Phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states

In the movie “Terminator 2,” the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between hard and soft states, could allow even low-cost robots to perform the same feat. Continue reading “Squishy robots: Phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states”

Modio app turns your iPad into a 3D monster toy design company

3D printing has brought the world some pretty awesome products, but Modio could be one of the coolest we’ve seen. Modio is an iOS app that lets you design your own “monster robot” from scratch, using a selection of different modules and colors. Once you’ve finished your amazing design, you can send it to a 3D printer and your toy comes to life, right before your eyes. Continue reading “Modio app turns your iPad into a 3D monster toy design company”