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10th April 2014, 12:02 PM #1
A Robot You Can Print Out Of Paper? The Future's Here, And It's Weird
10th April 2014, 01:13 PM #2
Just like the paper microscope Stanford Bioengineer Develops a 50-cent Paper Microscope - Slashdot
and the paper solar cell MIT Unveils First Solar Cells Printed On Paper - Slashdot
Arthur C Clark was right about technology indistinguishable from magic, at least to primitive cultures. Imbuing magical properties to ordinary objects and the like.
Of course the above is probably shape memory metal actuators along with micro-controller and a few relays along with some impressive origami but why spoil the magic
Last edited by SYNACK; 10th April 2014 at 01:16 PM.
10th April 2014, 02:08 PM #3
It's not really "printing a robot" is it? It's "printing the plan for the frame of a structure which can be assembled and have a micro-controller, sensors and motors attached to it".
Though I admit, that title is a little less attention grabbing.
EDIT: that came off quite arsey, sorry about that!
I remember watching an episode of Tomorrow's World and they assured me that I would soon be printing my shopping from home! We're not quite there yet, but 3D printers are getting cheaper...
Last edited by LosOjos; 10th April 2014 at 02:14 PM.
10th April 2014, 02:13 PM #4
I guess so but I took the title of the post from the ITProPortal.com article.
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