Custom fabrication involves taking measurements, choosing tools, deciding on sequences of steps and ordering from a menu of materials. AIs under development promise to take humans out of the loop.
A manufacturing engineer describes the concept for a technology that could lead to more efficient production – and perhaps a tool to revive US manufacturing.
Food is not waste until it's wasted.
Why we're developing a soft robot inspired by an elephant's trunk.
Machines by Rahul Jain reveals how some industries turn bodies into commodities.
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