A 3D block printer using toy bricks for various models

Chiharu Sugimoto, Yusuke Maeda, Takashi Maekawa, Shoji Maruo

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Abstract

We study a robotic 'Block Printing System' that automatically performs assembly of blocks from 3D CAD models. In our previous study, a prototype system with an industrial manipulator was implemented. In this study, we add three functions to this system so that it can be able to print more various models. First, we realize color printing. Secondly, we propose a method to deal with unprintable shapes. Thirdly, we introduce a new block feeder to generate large-scale block sculptures. It is confirmed that these functions are useful by assembly experiments in which some block sculptures that were unprintable before can be generated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages958-963
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509067800
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 12
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 2017 Aug 202017 Aug 23

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Volume2017-August
ISSN (Print)2161-8070
ISSN (Electronic)2161-8089

Conference

Conference13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period17/8/2017/8/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Sugimoto, C., Maeda, Y., Maekawa, T., & Maruo, S. (2018). A 3D block printer using toy bricks for various models. In 2017 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017 (pp. 958-963). (IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering; Vol. 2017-August). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/COASE.2017.8256227