The phrase “slippery as an eel” takes on a new meaning when the eel is a swimming robot that moves speedily through enemy waters collecting data. Recently, the University of New Orleans (UNO) received a three-year grant from the Office of Naval Research to create what they call a “robotic eel.” As the name implies, the robot mimics the actual movement of an eel in shallow water areas such as rivers and coastlines. The researchers’ interest in the project lies in the benefits it can bring to monitoring and data collection in water, especially in harsh and dangerous conditions. (Source: Stratasys)
I would have to disagree as there are many items being produced on 3D printers for the fashion industry. Just this past week there was a big fashion show in NY that was based on 3D printed items. There is also a huge interest in the Arts sector. 3D printing is still in the early stages and has many posibilitise all we need is to keep an open mind and keep advancing new materials and higher resilution printers..
Many decades ago someone wrote a computer program that generated poetry by stringing together words from a dictionary according to a number of syntax rules.
I'd like to see someone write a program for computer generated abstract sculpture and pass it off to a couple of modern art museums (NY_MOMA?) just to see how many self-inflated art critics get it wrong.
This field of abstract patterns is really amazing field to work in. With different patterns and different mathematic techniques one can certainly form different artistic 3d designs. This might give artists a whole new field to work on.
Speaking of lies that wont die, Lauren, why are you spreading lies about 3-D printing of guns?
Clearly you have neither engineering or firearms experience.
NO ONE will print a fully functioning real firearm with any process.
NO ONE can print a working barrel to withstand tens of thousands of PSI.
Who has a 3=D printer that can:
1. Print 4xxx or 5xxx steel?
2.) print it into a HOMOGENEOUS mass? (that ones laughable)
3.) print it with the rifling, precision straightening, crown and chambering?
Again, OUTRIGHT LIES
This hysterical nonsense has grown from media hype to a full blown conspiracy theory wiht the aid of irresponsible Blogging like yours.
Its also deliberately misleading to claim these are "3-D processes" They are 2-D. Same as the so called 3-D CAD systems, there is no such thing, they are 2-D rendered images with tricks like shading to render a quasi 3-D looking image.
:-) the mind boggles. Personally I'm sceptical of the comfort of printed clothing having used 3D printing for many things. I reckon nothing gets past cotton or silk. Actually one could say that rayon fabric is 3D printed, although not in the usual fashion. Even it isn't comfortable and that's a true fabric.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
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