Printable robot



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"Our goal is to develop technology that enables anyone to manufacture their own customized robot. This is truly a game changer," said Professor Vijay Kumar, who is leading the team from the University of Pennsylvania, in a statement. "It could allow for the rapid design and manufacture of customized goods, and change the way we teach science and technology in high schools." (...) Dubbed "An Expedition in Computing for Compiling Printable Programmable Machines," the goal for the team from Harvard, Penn State and MIT is to allow anyone to design and customize a robot design to suit a variety of household purposes. They envisage local 3D printing workshops, where anyone could come in, pick an off the shelf robot design, customize it on-screen to suit the task at hand and then have it printed and assembled in the shop for pickup or delivery.