Toyota’s Human Support Robot is shown here picking up an object that’s been dropped, and retrieving objects from both a table and a high location. The robot, developed as part of the company's Toyota Partner Robot series, is meant to help elderly people or those with limited arm or leg mobility perform everyday tasks more efficiently and easily in the home. (Source: Toyota)
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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