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A Call To Arms
The Best DIY & 3D Printed Robot Arms of 2022

There's plenty to choose from when it comes to building your own robotic arm. Check out the best 3D printed robot arms and DIY kits!

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Way More than a Roomba
3D Printed Robots: The Most Advanced Projects of 2021

3D printing and robots are a powerful combination. Check out the greatest 3D printed robot projects, many of which you can make yourself!

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Robots For Everyone!
The Best DIY Robot Kits of 2022

The best DIY kits for 3D printed robots that go, robot arms, humanoids, as well as favorites from films! Check out the best DIY robot kits!

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Hot Wheels
This Swerve Drive is Almost Entirely 3D Printed

Got a lightweight robot in need of some locomotion? Maker LoboCNC has you covered with this 3D printed swerve drive.

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Training for the Future
DOBOT Magician Robotic Arm: Review the Specs

The DOBOT Magician is a multifunctional desktop robotic arm that is designed for practical training education. Review the specs here.

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Modular on Mars
Project of the Week: Travel Terrain With This 3D Printed Modular SMARS Robot

Want to build your own custom robot with no screws attached? The 3D printed SMARS modular robot is the perfect project for beginners and seasoned makers who want a quick and easy introduction to the world of robotics.  

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Robot Arm-y
KUKA Uses MakerBot 3D Printers to Build Robotic Arms

KUKA, the Chinese-German industrial manufacturing company, creates specialist robotics by using 3D printing technologies. In collaboration with MakerBot 3D printers, KUKA develops robotic arms which are used across a variety of industries.

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Pint-Sized Power
Meet Zeus: The Pint-Sized Battle Robot That Packs a Mean Punch

Pilot Labs has created Zeus, a pint-sized fighter robot that is capable of generating 25kg (55lbs) of force in a single punch.

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Feelin' Good
Haptic VR Glove made from Soft Robotics and 3D Printing

Engineers at UC San Diego use soft robotics and 3D printing to make gloves that provide tactile feedback in virtual reality environments.

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A Bit of a Flap
Bat Bot is a 3D Printed Robot Drone that Flies like a Bat

Engineers have designed a flying Bat Bot, a robot drone with 3D printed joints that can swoop and dive just like the real thing.

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Gone Fishin'
Remora Fish-Inspired 3D Printed Robot Clings to Shark Skin Underwater

Researchers have developed a 3D printed robot that attaches itself to shark skin underwater, enabling improved studying of marine creatures.

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Two Heads Are Better Than One
AMBOTS Brings Autonomous Collaboration to Manufacturing

The build area is a difficult thing to improve on in 3D printers. Maintaining accuracy over a large area is a challenge, and as a result, larger machines are expensive and complex. But what if, instead of one big machine, you had many small, mobile robots getting the job done?

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Grab it by the Horns
ORIGIBOT2 3D Printed Telepresence Robot Available on Indiegogo

Now on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is a new campaign launched by Origin Robots called the ORIGIBOT2 which is a telepresence robot that you can move around and pick things up with remotely.

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Liquid Sense
Harvard Researchers Develop Conductive Ink to Embed Sensors into Soft Robotics

Researchers from Harvard University have developed a 3D printing platform for creating soft robotic systems embedded with sensors. The team uses a technique developed in the lab of Jennifer Lewis to 3D print organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink within soft elastomer matrices. 

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Better Prototyping
RoMA: Robotic Modeling Assistant Could be a Better Prototyping Machine

Cornell and MIT are working on a joint project called the Robotic Modeling Assistant (RoMA) which will bring together multiple technologies to create an ultimate prototyping machine.

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Out of the Shell
C-Turtle: The Paper Turtle Robot That Can Detect Landmines

Arizona State University uses laser cutter and 3D printer to create a robotic turtle that can teach itself to move through its environment.

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The Touching Topic
3D Printed Tactile Sensors Give Machines the Sense of Touch

Researchers from the University of Minnesota built a unique 3D printer which can print a tactile sensor directly onto your hand.

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Solid Snake
ChainFORM: 3D Printed Shape-Shifting Hardware from MIT

New from MIT, the ChainFORM system is made from interlocking modules that can transform and change shape depending on the needs of the user.

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Deep Sea Life
Researchers 3D Print Soft Robotic Manipulators to Investigate Fragile Deep-Sea Life

During an oceanographic research cruise to a remote region of the Pacific Ocean, Harvard researchers used 3D printed soft robotic manipulators to investigate fragile deep-sea organisms.

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Robot with Boundary Issues
This 3D Printed Robot Can Crawl Underneath Doors

A designer has developed a 3D printed robot that can auto-adjust its height to maneuver a wide range of spaces.

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