Category Archives: robotics

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 […]

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 […]

MakerBot 3D printer awarded “Employee of the Year” at KUKA robotics

Like 3D printing, human-robot collaboration is, according to KUKA, “a decisive principle of Industry 4.0.” Capable of handling payloads well over 1 ton, robotic arms manufactured by the Chinese-owned German company are installed in automotive, electronics and aerospace factories all over the world. They helping human workers in everything from assembly, to welding, and construction […]

FedEx launches 3D printing inventory and repair company Forward Depots

A FedEx and 3D printing venture has been expected for some time. From 3D printed drone-delivery, to on-demand bureau services, postage and shipping companies are investing in the future of additive manufacturing. In the latest news from the logistics sector, FedEx has announced that it will be launching a new, 3D printing oriented, company under […]

Trends in Additive Manufacturing for end-use production with AON3D

3D Printing Industry is taking an in depth look at how additive manufacturing is moving to production. Over the coming weeks the results of interviews with industry leading practitioners will be published. This article is part of a series examining Trends in Additive Manufacturing for End-Use Production. Randeep Singh is co-founder of AON3D. Based in […]

Robot used in Chinese 3D printed dental implant surgery

Two 3D printed dental implants have been autonomously placed in the mouth of a volunteer patient by the world’s first autonomous surgical robot. The hour-long procedure, supervised by surgeons from the Fourth Military Medical Institute took place in Xi’an, central China, and used a robot jointly developed by the hospital and the robotics department at […]

3D printing brings robotics closer to real life with synthetic muscle

Scientists have invented a 3D printed synthetic muscle that can lift up to 1000 times its own weight. In a paper published earlier this week, Aslan Miriyev, Kenneth Stack and Hod Lipson from Columbia University describe an new actuator which mimics the expansion and contraction of human muscle. The actuator can be attached to a skeletal structure to create […]

3D printing brings robotics closer to real life with synthetic muscle

Scientists have invented a 3D printed synthetic muscle that can lift up to 1000 times its own weight. In a paper published earlier this week, Aslan Miriyev, Kenneth Stack and Hod Lipson from Columbia University describe an new actuator which mimics the expansion and contraction of human muscle. The actuator can be attached to a skeletal structure to create […]

Canadian researchers in pursuit of artificially intelligent 3D printers

New research from the University of New Brunswick in Canada seeks to pair artificial intelligence with 3D printing technologies for application to manufacturing. Edward Cyr’s research, funded by a McCain postdoctoral fellowship, aims to develop an AI system that will approach a problem and 3D print its solution after considering all the alternatives. Industry-enhanced artificial […]

CSAIL Robogami democratizes 3D design and fabrication of robots

The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a hub of activity for solutions to change the way people approach design and engineering, In 3D printing, previous projects from the lab include the fabrication of a smart-sensing skin for robots, developing the “Photoshop” of 3D materials, and a voxel based […]