Google subsidiary, Boston Dynamics is developing a humanoid named Atlas and it’s using 3D printing to create the robot’s streamlined legs. The new limbs, which haven’t been tested, “utilize a lattice like structure with many of the important components, such as the hydraulics, printed right into the actual structure,” according to 3DPrint.com. The legs will have to be mighty powerful, as the robot will stand about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weigh 344 pounds. With its current legs, which are attached by nuts and bolts, Atlas can run through terrain such as wooded areas.
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In other 3D printing news, vehicle manufacturer after sales divisions consulting firm Carlisle & Company, whose clients include Ford, General Motors, Caterpillar, and Daimler trucks, believes that car dealerships could someday use 3D printers to develop auto parts onsite. Also, a movement known as the Victoria Hand Project is using 3D printing to create prosthetics for people in developing countries. The project has set up centers for printing and aid in Guatemala and Nepal.
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Chinese surgeon uses 3D printing to map out difficult heart surgery http://t.co/I3TM2fzaiL http://t.co/VNxUbWw9K4
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