Is This Skynet? MIT Robot “Walks” Out Of A 3D Printer On Its Own


Printable hydraulic robot MIT 3D printShort Bytes: At MIT’s CSAIL, researchers have just created a robot which can walk directly out of the printer. This process is being termed as printable hydraulics by the MIT researchers. All you have to do is to fit a motor and battery to see this robot walking.

A robot made from both liquids and solids was just created by MIT which can walk out on its own out of the printer. There is no manual assembly required. All you have to do is to stick the battery and motor in their places to see the robot walking out of the printer.

Some speculations press to the points which ask:

Is it the birth of the Skynet or the creator is passing the future in the hands of the destroyer? Walking out of the printer today and walking out with a gun in the future tomorrow?

On the other hand, some speculations do not vouch for this invention, terming this as just a prototype and not being robust etc. Well, the future will unfold its stories when the time comes.

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According to a new paper published by the CSAIL (MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) researchers, they have designed a new process which they call “printable hydraulics.” The technique involves using a 3D inkjet printer to stack up material half the width of a human hair one layer at a time. The material is then dried using high-intensity ultraviolet light, which solidifies certain parts.

Robert MacCurdy, an MIT postdoc, and co-author of the study says —

Inkjet printing lets us have eight different printheads deposit different materials adjacent to one another, all at the same time. It gives us very fine control of material placement, which is what allows us to print complex, pre-filled fluidic channels.

Those who are talking that the future is doomed still have a reason to take a breath that this robot took 22 hours to get printed using a commercially-available printer costing over $100,000. The robot can walk independently, thanks to 12 hydraulic bellows.

What do you say about the future of robots and the humanity? Is there any future where two can exist side-by-side? Let us know your thoughts in the comment below.

Amar Shekhar

Amar Shekhar

A passionate adventure traveller over and Author of the book 'The Girl from the Woods'.
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