WATCH VIDEO: [ DARPA's Three-Fingered Robot Hand ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online DARPA is showing off their latest advancement in robotic technology, and in doing so, bringing a robotically-controlled world ever closer to reality. The Autonomous Robotic Manipulation project (or ARM ) and iRobot have now created a three-fingered robot hand which goes beyond anything else a robotic appendage has thus far been able to do. DARPA and iRobot get straight to the point in their demonstration video (link above), showing the ARM robotic hand pick up a tiny ball bearing, an ID card lying flat on a table, and even take a beating from a baseball bat.
If you’re interested in making robots, chances are you’ve heard of RobotShop, the one-stop shop for personal and professional robot technology. Until recently, RobotShop only sold pre-fab parts, but now the company has opened its own 3D printing service, which allows users to build and manufacture their own custom parts
Not all that long ago, we were staring at spreadsheets, table layouts and sketch-ups, squinting our eyes and attempting to wrap our brains around all of it. On Friday, we popped by Fort Mason in San Francisco, to test drive ZBoard’s latest and greatest electric skateboard, and things were already underway, the stage was being erected and banners with our familiar logo were draped everywhere
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you’d like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with “Insert Coin” as the subject line. “Why should a 3D printer look like a microwave oven ?” That’s the question being posed by the DeltaMaker Kickstarter project team, which thinks it can put some showbiz into 3D printing using a so-called delta robot platform
Another day, another 3D printer on Kickstarter.
iRobot, the company responsible for — among other things — robot vacuum cleaners that not only give rides to cats, but often times act similarly to and provide as much love as a cat, looks to be setting its sights on a new market. It has filed a patent for a “robot fabricator,” which is Read the original post: iRobot seeking to advance 3D printing market with all-in-one 3D printer http://www.cheapcarinsuranceinohio.com
3D printing is often used to make ordinary objects, but the really amazing stuff comes when creators thinks outside the box.
I think we have firmly established that 3D printing is pretty cool. Likewise, science and its numerous applications is also pretty cool
I think we have firmly established that 3D printing is pretty cool. Likewise, science and its numerous applications is also pretty cool. It stands to reason then that something super cool must result when you combine the two.