The second nominee for the ‘Designer of the Year’ Award is William du Toit, a designer from Denmark. His designs are really playful, including small figurines and robots. William du Toit (DN) Will du Toit : “The nomination came as a complete surprise.
A new approach to capturing 3D scans of extremely large objects has been pioneered by senseFly, who produce the eBee drone series. They teamed with Drone Adventures , an organization dedicated to demonstrating the power of drones, to capture a detailed scan of the Matterhorn, Europe’s tallest mountain.
A new 3D-printed robot called Poppy is helping a team of French researchers study bipedal walking and human-robot interaction. They were able to design, fabricate, and assemble a relatively large robot for around €8,000 (US$11,000) including servo motors and electronics.
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Intel’s Futurist and Director of Future Casting, Brian David Johnson, was at this week’s Maker Faire in New York City to introduce an open source, 3D printed companion robot called Jimmie. .. Continue Reading Intel’s futurist introduces open source, 3D printed robot at Maker Faire Section: Robotics Tags: 3D Printing , Aldebaran Robotics , Humanoid , Intel , Open Source , Open-source , Robotic , Robotics , Robots Related Articles: 3D print your own robot with Hello Robo’s MAKI Future Robot introduces new kiosk robot and sells 100 robots to Brazil Inventor claims this robot is “the greatest toy in the universe,” might be right Kirobo robot speaks from the ISS Arduino announces its first ready-to-roll robot T8 robot tarantula gives everyone the willies
Robots are a huge theme when it comes to 3D printing. Makers are fond of drones, or even Terminator-like robot with 3D printed parts, but we often forget that some robots can be quite simple and don’t necessarily need to look like humans. This is anyway the bet of Nich Morozovsky, mechanical engineering graduate student at University of California San Diego, who designed a robot that can moves on power lines to look for damages in the wire.
Nature has been the source of inspiration for a variety of different forms of robotic locomotion. Yet another example is the STAR, a 3D-printed robot modeled after an insect’s ability to squeeze into even the tiniest spaces.