MIT Researchers Develop Robots That Can Be Printed Out and Assemble Themselves in an Oven (VIDEO)

May 31, 2014 2:22 PM

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Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed robots that can be printed and that self-assemble when heated.

According to NBC News, these robots come flat from a 3-D printer on a plastic material like what Shrinky Dinks are made of before being placed in between two sheets of either Mylar or polyester. After careful cutting, they go in the oven and assemble themselves into their robot form.

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