For years, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have been working with 3D printing and robotics, making robots that can walk off a 3D printer and 3D printed robots that can put themselves together. Now, they've come up with a unique system for non-experts to design custom 3D printable robots in one sitting. It's called Interactive Robogami, and simplifies the process, letting users design origami-inspired robots from 2D designs in minutes, and 3D print and assemble the robots in as little as four hours. The CSAIL researchers published a paper on the Interactive Robogami system in the International Journal of Robotics Research. Read more at