3D Printed Dino Robots

By on February 22nd, 2012 in Ideas


We know folks have 3D printed dinosaur bones before. What could possibly be better than that? We know one thing: 3D Printed Dinosaur Robots! 
The project to produce these entertaining items has in fact a very serious scholarly purpose. Researchers at Drexel University are 3D printing scaled down dino bones and attaching artificial muscles to investigate dino motor functions in a way that would be totally impossible with life-size dinosaur skeletons. Imagine trying to move a full size adult Tyrannosaurus Rex around the lab! The downscaled robots maintain the precise ratios and structure of the original and can then be used for extensive experimentation in a variety of ways. 
They’re hoping to have a complete dinosaur robot within “a year or two”

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!