Humanoid Robots have mostly been seen in science fiction movies for the last 30 years but not they are a matter of reality and can be built and assembled by the average person by employing 3D Printing Technology.
Directly Quoted from his website: “Gael Langevin is a French sculptor and designer. He works for the biggest brands since more than 25 years.
InMoov is his personal project, it was initiated in January 2012 as the first Open Source prosthetic hand, it has lead to projects like Bionico, E-Nable, and many others. InMoov is the first Open Source 3D printed life-size robot.” http://inmoov.fr/
ME 3D in conjunction with Coventry University Mechanical Engineering Student, Kevon Kelley, have taken on the proejct to marry the 2 technologies; Robotics and 3D Printing. With over 600 components Kevon and ME 3D organised the printing of these components on industrial printers owned by ME 3D and printed the components in an ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) material. ASA is a thermoplastic used to 3D Print highly aesthetic and accurate parts which are suitable for end use both indoors and outdoors, and for conumser and commercial applications.
ME 3D is a company based in Warwickshire and focuses on additive manufacturing not only for industry but also end user/consumer applications. ME 3D has invested largely in 3D printing, 3D scanning, and post processing equipment. ME 3D capabilities including printing fully functional 3D components from industrial thermoplastics suitable for industrial applications. Some common applications include cogs, housings, brackets, jigs, fixtures, and tooling. Small to mid-quantity production is also one of our specialities where the needed quantity does not warrant a large investment in design and tooling.