MIT Project to Print Robots

An MIT project is developing technology to enable designing and printing customized components for functioning programmable robotic devices. Their goals are to greatly simplify the process and reduce production time from design to operation to a matter of hours.

MIT CSAIL Project Could Transform Robotic Design and Production – [mit.edu]

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is leading an ambitious new project to reinvent how robots are designed and produced. Funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project will aim to develop a desktop technology that would make it possible for the average person to design, customize and print a specialized robot in a matter of hours.

An Expedition in Computing for Compiling Printable Programmable Machines -[mit.edu]

This project envisions a future desktop technology that prints actual programmable hybrid electro-mechanical devices from simple descriptions on-demand, anywhere, and with performance one would expect from a team of professional engineers, using advanced materials. The project aims to transform manufacturing as dramatically as the personal computer democratized information technology and transformed how we communicate.

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