Wednesday, 11 June 2014

3D-printed, self-assembling robots

MIT are at it again...bakeable robots

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, says her research team has made progress in the promise of 3D printed robots.

The team has built printable robotic components that, when heated, automatically fold into three-dimensional configurations, according to MIT. The researchers also have figured out how to build electrical components, like resistors, inductors, and capacitors, as well as sensors and actuators -- from these self-assembling materials.

The components are the electromechanical "muscles or building blocks that enable robotic movements."

By figuring out how to create 3D-printed electrical components needed in a robot, scientists have taken a significant step toward being able to print an entire working robot.

exciting times - watch out, Skynet is coming.

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