Things are Heating Up for Self-Assembling, 3-D Printed Bots

June 1, 2014 12:25 AM

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Things are Heating Up for Self-Assembling, 3-D Printed Bots

It's not quite transformers, but it's close. Two new studies have demonstrated an innovative design in which 3-D robots can automatically fold, shape and assemble themselves when exposed to heat.

Printable robots have long been a topic of research in the lab of Daniela Rus, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.

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