“Robots are becoming omnipresent in our lives,” says Rob Scharff, who created a 3D-printed robotic hand, that can actually shake hands with humans. And when we say ‘shake hands’, this happens through the robot’s own tactile feedback, and not some remote operated input. A graduate from Delft University of Technology, Scharff has been working on a research project called ‘Soft Robotics’, which essentially talks about upgrading elementary robotics to an advanced hybridized technology, which responds to human stimulus.
An old saying ‘Excess is dangerous’ has proved pivotal for mankind and its evolution. With the increasing shortage of time, the affair of an office man with his desk/chair has intensified (literally and figuratively). Too much of sitting has made man a fixture to his chair. Exercise and fitness have become the least important priorities of a modern office goer. ‘End of Sitting’ is a leap into the experimental rooting, a probable answer to the issues of degenerating lifestyle and sedentariness of corporate culture. End of Sitting | RAAAF – Positive Magazine
As the name suggests, this pavilion conveys the essence of an erupting volcano, or the power of the Roman deity of fire. Etymologically, ‘Vulcan’ has Latin roots, translating to ‘Volcano’ in English. Volcano here symbolically depicts the transcendence of Nature, over and above the frail existence of humans.
Something which was used for prototyping primarily, has now advanced to a level of individualizing every exclusive commodity. And how far can Adidas lag behind, when it’s about a special pair of shoes, perhaps every athlete’s dream. The new launch from the house of Adidas, unveils a unique 3D Printed shoe sole, which matches to that of the user’s feet.
This building establishes Grace Farms as an innovative cultural node for partisans from various fields, like nature, arts, community, justice and faith. This built marvel is a brainchild of the renowned Pritzker Prize-winning, Japanese architecture studio SANAA, a practice headed by architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.
We’re all familiar how women go head over heels when they spot a stunning pair of heels. And again, a sensational pair of 3D printed high heels has been unveiled by United Nude (UN) at the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out event, reminding us of its marvelous predecessors from the ‘Reinventing Shoes’ collection. The new pepped up design is a result of UN’s collaboration with 3D Systems. These 8 inch high wedges have been 3D printed, into a form which seems as if volumetrically abstracted from a block of ice.
Ever imagined that what would it be like to walk inside a cicada? Designed by Tomás amat estudio, the Cicada pavilion surely actualizes this experience, with a touch of vibrancy and swerve. Located in the 800 m exterior space of a former tobacco factory in Alicante, Spain, this huge morphogenetic permanent installation, built from contrasting materials, acts as a cultural magnet. Across an area of 250 sq. meters (25 x 10 m), the cicada serves as a bar, kiosk and a restaurant.