Welcome to the Robot Petting Zoo.
The brainchild of the geeks at MakerBot Industries, the zoo will feature a collection of 3D printed robots, each of which will do something unique. Take “Button bot,” for example, a happy-looking android with a head full of, yes, buttons. Push them, and bizarre things will happen. But with no labels, visitors will have to figure out what’s happening on their own. It’ll be a voyage of discovery, robot style.
t seems entirely appropriate that MakerBot is behind this effort. The company is a leader in developing — and selling — 3D printers for the masses. Its most recent offering, the Replicator, is its simplest and most accessible model yet.