This 3D Printer Spits Out Fully Functional Robots

This 3D Printer Spits Out Fully Functional Robots

A robot that makes more tiny robots with no assembly required

Jason Brick
  • 13 april 2016

Researchers at MIT’s CSAIL lab create 3D printer able to produce fully functional robots, ready to walk away once printing is complete.

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence lab have developed a printer that stores both a fluid plastic that solidifies upon contact with UV light, and a second fluid that remains liquid. With the second injected into reservoirs for a hydraulic pump, devices come off the production line capable of movement on its own.

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