Category Archives: Shawn A. Chester

Watch MIT’s 3D printed walking, drug-transporting magnets

The latest findings from a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) show magnetic, 3D printed creatures capable of rolling, crawling, creeping, folding and catching objects, without any “strings” attached. Made from a new type of soft material, these incredibly lifelike structures have virtually limitless potential in intelligent robot development, especially within the […]

Watch MIT’s 3D printed walking, drug-transporting magnets

The latest findings from a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) show magnetic, 3D printed creatures capable of rolling, crawling, creeping, folding and catching objects, without any “strings” attached. Made from a new type of soft material, these incredibly lifelike structures have virtually limitless potential in intelligent robot development, especially within the […]

Rutgers 4D printing makes shapeshifting, drug delivering, soft robots

4D printing is method of 3D printing that allows an object to transform. In many cases, 4D printing has been used as a kind of “origami effect” where a flat, 3D printed net is tuned to fold into a three-dimensional object, such as a tulip. If scaled-up, the method could even make way for self-making flat […]