Sept. 5 – Visitors from Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht

Today, Marleen Lutters and Kristen Brennand, from Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht will visit us. We will be discussing the topics of Robotics and AI.

Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, jointly with TivoliVredenburg en Museum Speelklok, will organise a WWWW-familie lecture on Robotics and AI on november 4, in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. See link for more info.

This familie event is organised in collaboration with Museum Speelklok. Museum Speelklok will also host a exhibition ‘Robots Love Music’ from September 21 2018 untill March 3, 2019. This exhibition will feature work on soft robotics by our PhD researcher Rob Scharff.

Academic year 2018/2019 – more MakerLunches!

The academic year 2018/2019 has started. We will restart the regular MakerLunch at the Foundational Lab from 12:30-13:30 (Bring your own lunch)

Want to know more about 3D printing, 3D scanning, robotics, smart materials, AR/VR etc.? Want to share an interesting story? Want to chat to researchers working on these topics? Looking for a graduation project on one of these topics? Then come to the MakerLunch!!

Open to students, faculty members, companies and other external parties Find us here!

If you are interested in a specific topic or would like to present your work, for visit planning please contact us Contact info.

New graduation assignments: customized prosthetics

Customized Prosthetics by 3D Printing

Introduction: In this project, students will work on the design and fabrication of low-cost robotic hand. This low-cost robotic prosthetic hand aims to replicate advanced functionality for under US$1,000. The student will focus on using 3D printing techniques (e.g., FDM) to fabricate the well assembled components and how it can be integrated with the sensor and the actuator parts.

One example can be found as the 2nd place of last year’s Make it Wearable competition of Intel:

Please find the document attached for more information.


New graduation assignments: Patient-specific cast

Customized Design and Fabrication of Patient-Specific Cast

Introduction: Patient-specific instrument fabricated by 3D printing has been more and more widely used. In this project, the student is expected to develop a general design and manufacturing framework for the steps of scanning, modeling, optimization and fabrication of patient-specific cast.

Please find the document attached for more information.


New graduation assignments: Assembly-in-Printing

Assembly-in-Printing: Product and Process Design

Introduction: The students are expected to develop new process to automatically design mechatronics products with freeform shape, where the actuators and sensors will be assembled into the products during the fabrication. In this project, additive manufacturing will be adopted to wrap-up plastic materials on top of existing electrical components to realize the customized shape of some consumer products. One example can be found at:

Please find the document attached for more information.


New graduation assignments: Booklization

Booklization: Design and Optimization of Building by Books

Introduction: The student involved in this project is expected to develop new method to automatically convert an input 3D model into a sequence of placing books for fabricating the shape similar to the input model. In this project, the shape optimization technique will be adopted to deform the input model into a shape that is easier to be fabricated by books.

Please find the document attached for more information.