There are tons of insights into recent experiments with desktop 3D printing and robotics featured throughout the MAKE Robot Hacks series that just wrapped up last night, but two of the videos in particular stuck out for me as good resources for 3D Printing x Robotics:
11/6: Michael Overstreet: Humanoid robot hobbyist and enthusiast.
A team presentation featuring Michael Overstreet (I, bioloid) My 3d printed humanoid robotic projects; Michael Curry (Makerbot) 3d printed DangerBall; Aaron Park (Robotis) open sourced DARwIn-mini; Dr. Chi Thai (University of Georgia) and Matthew Paulishen (University of Georgia) programing the open sourced CM-904; Lem Fugitt (Robotdreams) Robotics outside of the US; Erin (RobotGrrl) Kennedy RoboBrrd and my 3d printed robot; Heriberto Reynoso (robotics teacher) teaching kids how to build and program robots.
11/13: Gael Langevin & Chuck Fletcher – InMoov Humanoid robot hobbyist and enthusiast
InMoov is Gael Langevin’s personal project and was initiated in January 2012 after buying a 3D printer. It’s the first Open Source life-size 3D printed robot. It all started with the design of a hand, that can be used as a prosthetic. Replicable on any home 3D printer, it is conceived as a development platform for Universities, laboratories, hobbyists, but first of all for Makers. Join Gael and Chuck as they talk about InMoov, from conception to reality.