Software Tool by Disney Research Zurich to Design Robot and 3D-Print Parts

Published by , April 24, 2016 9:00 pm

(Futurity.org) A software tool created by Disney Research Zurich, ETH Zurich and Carnegie Mellon makes it easy for anybody to quickly design a custom robot and its movements and then print out its parts with a 3D printer. The parts are assembled like a puzzle with electronic motors for the joints
The first step is to create a basic skeleton for the desired robot, specifying how many extremities the figure will have and how many segments there will be in the backbone. This skeleton can be modified at will by extending or shortening its segments or breaking them up with new joints.