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Thursday April 21, 2016

Siemens Team Unveils 3D Printing Spider-Bots

Researchers at Siemens Corporate Technology’s Princeton campus have created a swarm of spider robots that can work together to build huge detailed structures. Everyone laughed when this stuff was the plot of a bad 80's movie. Who's laughing now?

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Thanks to algorithms that allow multi-robot task planning, two or more devices can collaborate on the additive manufacture or surface processing of a single object or area. And by dividing each area into vertical boxes, the robots can work collaboratively to cover even complex geometries in such a way that no box is missed.