I have been working non stop since I got my printer (a few weeks ago) creating one of my robot designs from ages past (see my profile image). I’ve had lots of challenges, light bulb moments, and hit and miss prints – I still have a lot of questions and hopes for reliability and features, but overall the form1 has surpassed my expectations by a long shot.
Thanks a lot to the users who have posted information and results so far!!
I would be happy to share some of the trails and tribs from the process, but first here is a blurb from my site (polyopticslabs.com) and some pics. This final object is made from over 20 printed parts:
Special thanks to Luke and Virginia of the Formlabs team for answering all my questions via email and at the NYC 3d printing expo in person: Thanks!!
V.ulpes E.xploration R.over A.lpha 1.
The neural imprint of specifically selected adult Red Foxes are fused with advanced AI subsystems and embedded into state of the art robotics: The V.e.r.a.1.
This process, know as “biologically enhanced artificial intelligence” lets nature handle many aspects of the final software resulting in a truly alive rover who’s natural instincts and evolved species traits make the perfect compliment to our tightly controlled on board operating system.
The V.e.r.a.1 exploration rover is able to naturally adapt to any environment, create solutions on the fly, and learn from its mistakes.