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Printing 3D Electronics for Robotics

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With the current ability to print mechanical structures commercially, and with new enhanced fabrication technologies around the corner—currently being developed within research labs—soon, it will be possible to print most—if not all—of the robotics in a single non-assembly process (including more than just the structure). The Holy Grail for this comprehensive fabrication approach would be to design a robot in CAD, press print, and 5 hours later return to find a fully functional robot prepared to crawl, walk, or fly out of the 3D printer. We show several cases in which robotics experts used 3D printing as a central element in the design and fabrication of advanced robots.

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MacDonald, E. (2022). Printing 3D Electronics for Robotics. In: Auat, F., Prieto, P., Fantoni, G. (eds) Rapid Roboting. Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering, vol 82. Springer, Cham.

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