Superlegosam wanted a soda machine on his desk, so he did what any LEGO geek would do, and built a fully-functional vending machine using LEGO bricks and an NXT controller. It even accepts coins. He’s also got a candy machine.
This innovative approach to the robotic gripper from Cornell, the U of C, and iRobot uses granular material that flows around a item and conforms to its shape to pick up objects of all shapes and sizes.
In the machine that can print buildings, layers of sand are bound together to create a marble-like material, in effect turning it back into solid stone. The process includes internal curves and ducting.
Designed for eliminating structures in spaces where explosives or wrecking balls don’t make sense, the Husqvarna DXR 310 is a beastly remote controlled hydraulic robot built to perform a variety of jobs.