Bake your own robot - printable bots that self-assemble when heated
May 30, 2014
Printable robots — those that can be assembled from parts produced by 3-D printers — have long been a topic of research in the lab of CSAIL Director Daniela Rus.
At this year’s IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Rus’ group and its collaborators introduce a new wrinkle on the idea: bakable robots.
In two new papers, the researchers demonstrate the promise of printable robotic components that, when heated, automatically fold into prescribed three-dimensional configurations.
Read more at MIT News: http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/bake-your-own-robot-0530