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Project of the Week: Travel Terrain With This 3D Printed Modular SMARS Robot

Reading Time: 3 minutes Want to build your own custom robot with no screws attached? The 3D printed SMARS modular robot is the perfect project for beginners and seasoned makers who want a quick and easy introduction to the world of robotics.   As we’ve constantly seen while exploring the expansive maker universe, robotics and 3D printing are two fields […]

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This 3D Printed Robot Can Crawl Underneath Doors

Reading Time: 2 minutes A designer has developed a 3D printed robot that can auto-adjust its height to maneuver a wide range of spaces. A Reddit member called potentprintables has just presented a 3D printed robot that adjusts its size in order to fit into tight spaces. That means the robot can also squeeze underneath doors. It’s really rather […]

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U.S. Army Develops 3D Printed Soft Robotics Inspired by Invertebrates

Reading Time: 3 minutes After studying the mechanisms of invertebrates in nature, U.S. Army researchers have developed 3D printed soft robotics that can traverse difficult landscapes and squeeze into crowded spaces.  A joint project between the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) is exploring 3D printed soft robotics that can squeeze into tight spaces and […]

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KUKA Uses MakerBot 3D Printers to Build Robotic Arms

Reading Time: 2 minutes KUKA shows that 3D printing offers significant advantages for the creation of modern industrial robotics. Driving the smart factories of the 21st century, industrial manufacturing industries are increasingly turning toward automated solutions. Robotics are being employed to ease the burden of lifting or transporting heavy loads. KUKA, the Chinese-German industrial manufacturing company, creates specialist robotics […]