3D Printed Robot that Tutors, DJs & Protects Home Launches on Kickstarter for $499

He sees. He listens. He understands. With a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise $10K, and halfway through its launch, the XLR-ONE Personal Robot Companion is gaining ground toward fruition steadily — with good reason. How many kids can say they had a robot help them with their homework last night? Continue reading “3D Printed Robot that Tutors, DJs & Protects Home Launches on Kickstarter for $499”

Meet Poppy, the printable robot

An open-source, 3D-printed robot is set to inspire innovation in classrooms. Meet Poppy, the first completely open-source, 3D printed, humanoid robot. Poppy is a robot that anybody can build and program. That means it’s not just a tool for scientists and engineers: the team of developers aims to make it part of vocational training in schools, giving students the opportunity to experiment. Continue reading “Meet Poppy, the printable robot”

VanGuard 3D — New Zealand Design Student Conceptualizes Incredible 3D Printing Robot

Design student Will Nicholson completed his final year of undergraduate studies in Industrial Design at the Massey School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand with a high-tech flourish. We have no idea what his fellow Bachelor of Industrial Design students were turning in for their final projects but Nicholson’s award-winning creation, a portable 3D printer, placed him squarely at the top of the class. Continue reading “VanGuard 3D — New Zealand Design Student Conceptualizes Incredible 3D Printing Robot”

The Swarmscapers: Students Create 3D Printing Robots Capable of Building in Outlying Areas

Imagine a reality of 3D printing robots, in a community unto themselves, diligently working in unpredictable temperatures and conditions, strong and steady — just taking care of business. Efficiently. Perfectly. Without complaint. This is what a group of student architects are perfecting with the Swarmscapers. Continue reading “The Swarmscapers: Students Create 3D Printing Robots Capable of Building in Outlying Areas”