by General Fabb
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".
Via TG Daily