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French Designer Uses 3D Printer to Create Humanoid Robot
2/8/2013

Through his InMoov project, French artist and designer Gael Langevin is working on a humanoid robot that can be printed with a 3D printer then assembled at home. So far he has completed the robot's head, arms, and hands, and is working on its torso.  (Source: Gael Langevin)
Through his InMoov project, French artist and designer Gael Langevin is working on a humanoid robot that can be printed with a 3D printer then assembled at home. So far he has completed the robot’s head, arms, and hands, and is working on its torso.
(Source: Gael Langevin)

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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   2/12/2013 4:20:57 AM
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Hi, William, to answer your question, yes, he has only completed the head, arms and hands of the robot and is working on the rest. As for the video being vague--if you look on the blog there are other videos and very detailed descriptions of his work and progress, as well as how to put the robot together etc. It gets pretty specific at times. This is a work in progress for sure.

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William K.   2/11/2013 9:21:45 PM
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Interesting, but it seems that in the video presentation there was deliberate effort to not show many details well enough to understand them. And possibly the robot was running at a safe speed, with the concept of moving much faster once the code was perfected. Also, all we saw was the head, shoulders and arms. Is that all that there is to this robot right now?

Elizabeth M
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Re: Taking hobbyist robotics to a new level
Elizabeth M   2/11/2013 10:16:14 AM
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Yes, Charles, it seems some very interesting work is coming from robot enthusiasts, perhaps even more interesting than some university, military or privae-company research. Hobbyists of course have more flexibility and sometimes look at things from a different perspective, which may explain why their work is so creative. Of course, 3D printing--as you point out--is making the work of hobbyists and enthusiasts much easier as well, giving them a very powerful tool at home.

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sensor pro   2/9/2013 11:14:13 PM
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The use of 3D is great, however the humanoid design was very nicely demonstrated in I-ROBOT movie. Looks almost the same.

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Charles Murray   2/8/2013 5:54:40 PM
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The beauty of 3D printing and of robotics is that both lend themselves to innovation from indepedent engineers, inventors and tinkerers. I think we'll be seeing a lot of ideas like this one for many years to come.

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apresher   2/8/2013 2:19:12 PM
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It's interesting how the robotics market continues to generate a large number of really creative ideas that also harness technology solutions.

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Ann R. Thryft   2/8/2013 12:50:38 PM
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Thanks for covering this, Elizabeth. I love the convergence of 3D printing and robotics. In elegance, complexity, and functionality, this leaves the clunky robots I reported on using 3D printing in the dust:
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=241989



Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   2/8/2013 6:23:12 AM
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I found this project fascinating, not just because it shows again the potential for 3D printing, but also because it shows the level of commitment that Langevin has to his robotics and design work. I can't imagine creating a project with this much detail and ambition during the free time outside what is probably a very demanding full-time job. Obviously, Langevin is really into this work and wants to share his innovation with the world, and his detailed blog will allow people to follow his commitment every step of the way. I admit I also found the idea that you could build such a lifelike robot at home using a 3D printer a tad bit creepy...but with the way robotics innovation is going, I should get more comfortable with the idea!

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