SEMI110 A New Approach to Robotics: Designing for Additive Manufacturing

Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $50.00

Course Description 

Are you wondering how fabricating robots using additive design and manufacturing methods has the potential to transform the industry? This course will discuss how to make electromechanical systems (robots) easier to design and fabricate so that we can enable people who are application experts (but not necessarily robot design or fabrication experts) to create robots for their specific needs rapidly. 


After all, current electromechanical design practice is predicated on exercising expert-level judgment through an interactive and iterative design and fabrication process that requires skilled humans at every step.  This approach doesn't scale because it is labor intensive and biases robots toward longer-lasting, more general-purpose, and expensive designs to justify the development and fabrication costs. 


Take this course to explore the potential applications and how to use new design tools, 3D printing methods, and multi-material additive manufacturing to convert ideas into solid electromechanical robotic systems. This course will provide you with new ways to approach manufacturing, additive design, and the role of robots. 

Please note this course was initially hosted as a Flextech Community Master Class led by Dr. Robert MacCurdy and Prof. Greg Whiting of the Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, hosted by Gity Samad, Ph.D. 


Course Objectives  

  • Describe the current state of robots in the market.
  • Explain the value that soft robotics could bring to the field.
  • Identify components and benefits of robotics printing processes, methods, and techniques. 


Course Duration

1 hr. 40 minutes


Target Audience 

Managers, supervisors, engineers, technicians, or any individual working directly with this equipment or product.


Requisite Knowledge