Wave-Like 3D Printed Robots Could Soon be Crawling Through Your Intestines

This is SAW (Single Actuator Wave-Like Robot). Dr. David Zarrouk designed and tested this innovative 3D printed robot at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. The SAW uses a wave-like motion to propel itself over rough terrain, swim through water, and even climb up vertical walls. The SAW could be used as a reconnaissance vehicle, an inspection […]

mini 3d printed wave-like robot

Enter the 4th Dimension: 4D Printing

When I first heard of 4D printing, I thought someone was high and trolling me. How could anyone print in the 4th dimension of time? Despite my trepidation, I found that 4D printing is a very real concept. The idea of 4D is to design items so they can self-assemble (fold) from one shape into […]

Self-folding elephant