Don't be surprised by the diminutive greeter that welcomes you to some Honda dealerships in Japan. Four-foot tall Asimo is the latest version of a humanoid robot developed by the automaker. This incarnation will recognize people it's seen before and respond to hand commands. The would-be android can also link to the Internet to provide information such as weather reports.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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