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you can now 3d-print an entire robot, no assembly required

by:Tuowei     2019-08-30
The article was originally published on Inverse.
Nicklaus hennessett has a hard time understanding the infinite possibilities of 3D printing.
It can make everything from guns to character clothing, and some even believe that by 2025 most people will have a 3D printer at home.
The next step in 3D printing is to be able to quickly print out all the robots that will eventually replace our work.
But there is a problem: The 3D printing method is difficult while printing solid and liquid materials.
Today, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (CSAIL)
It was announced in a new study that it had a solution.
Researchers have developed a new, single
Process method of printing hydraulic robot with commercial 3D printer.
The current 3D robot printing method is usually to put the parts printed separately together by hand.
This new solution solves the chaotic and time-consuming behavior of humans inserting hydraulic systems into printed robot parts.
\"Our approach, which we call \'printable hydraulic system\', is a step towards the rapid manufacture of functional machines,\" one of the co-authors of the research paper Daniela Rus
CSAIL, the author says.
\"All you have to do is stick the battery with the motor and you have a robot that can come straight out of the printer.
\"The demo video above is a 3D-printed, six-legged, 12-
Hydraulic robot of pump
It is insufficient in scale and in innovation.
In order to make a robot, a 3D printer uses a printing method that combines solid and fluid elements that are organized into supports, Flex, rigidity, and liquids from bottom to top.
Each layer has a photo-polymer part to harden into a solid, and a non-
To keep the curing part of the liquid.
The printer then shines the UV light on the material, which means that the material is solid and leaves only the liquid material.
It took 22 hours to make.
This is a process that can be done with the same commercial 3D printer that will be in your home in the future.
Most importantly, the process will spit out finished products that do not require additional assembly.
Mark this achievement as another obstacle in the task of simplifying and reducing the cost of robot manufacturing.
\"The CSAIL team has taken a number of measures
By printing it is not just a combination of different polymer or metal mixtures, but essentially self-
Includes working hydraulic systems, \"Hode Lipson, professor and co-professor of engineering at Columbia University
The author of fabrication: the new world of 3-
Tell CSAIL, D print.
\"This is an important step in the next big phase of 3D printing ---
Active integration system from printing passive parts to printing.
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