Right now, all over the world, 3D printing hackers and robotics enthusiasts are printing their own Open Source sub-$1k, life-size humanoid robot from the inMoov project created by gael langevin (known on Thingiverse as hairygael).
The video above is representative, and also is a favorite because of a demonstration about halfway through. (“4:52 we are going to die” says one commenter, and Gael responds with “Unfortunately yes, it has always been that way on our planet earth.”) But remember that this is an open source project — and a popular one, even though this is a very difficult printing project — so there are many new contributions from the community, including Joel Hackett’s python scripts to make InMoov talk (video). (Video below.)
Check out the InMoov blog here for updates and to see the additions others are making to these fascinating robots!
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