DSM aids creation of robotic 'spider' | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 3 | p. 33 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 15, 2007

DSM aids creation of robotic 'spider'

Department: Business

Resins supplied by DSM's Somos stereolithography business were key to the creation of a six-legged robotic "spider" created by Ken Rinaldo, associate professor of art at Ohio State University's Art & Technology Program. In stereolithography, three-dimensional parts are built up one layer at a time out of a laser-cured photosensitive resin. Rinaldo used the DSM-enabled parts to create a robot that contains just half of the 24 motors that such a creature usually requires. He is now exploring the development of a commercial robot kit.

 
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