From CAD models to toy brick sculptures: A 3D block printer

Yusuke Maeda, Ojiro Nakano, Takashi Maekawa, Shoji Maruo

Abstract

This paper presents a robotic 3D printer: a robot system that can assemble toy brick sculptures from their 3D CAD models. In this system, a 3D CAD model is automatically converted to a block model consisting of primitive toy blocks. Then an assembly plan of the block model is automatically generated, if feasible. According to the plan, an industrial robot assembles a brick sculpture layer by layer from bottom to top. We demonstrate successful assembly of several brick sculptures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2167-2172
Number of pages6
Volume2016-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037629
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016 Nov 28
Event2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of

Other

Other2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period16/10/916/10/14

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Brick
Computer aided design
3D printers
Industrial robots
Robotics
Computer systems
Robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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Maeda, Y., Nakano, O., Maekawa, T., & Maruo, S. (2016). From CAD models to toy brick sculptures: A 3D block printer. In IROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. (Vol. 2016-November, pp. 2167-2172). [7759340] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2016.7759340

From CAD models to toy brick sculptures : A 3D block printer. / Maeda, Yusuke; Nakano, Ojiro; Maekawa, Takashi; Maruo, Shoji.

IROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2016-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 2167-2172 7759340.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Maeda, Y, Nakano, O, Maekawa, T & Maruo, S 2016, From CAD models to toy brick sculptures: A 3D block printer. in IROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. vol. 2016-November, 7759340, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 2167-2172, 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of, 9-14 October. DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2016.7759340
Maeda Y, Nakano O, Maekawa T, Maruo S. From CAD models to toy brick sculptures: A 3D block printer. In IROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2016-November. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.2016. p. 2167-2172. 7759340. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2016.7759340

Maeda, Yusuke; Nakano, Ojiro; Maekawa, Takashi; Maruo, Shoji / From CAD models to toy brick sculptures : A 3D block printer.

IROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2016-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 2167-2172 7759340.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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