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

Yusuke Maeda, Ojiro Nakano, Takashi Maekawa, Shoji Maruo

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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
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037629
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 28
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2016 Oct 92016 Oct 14

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

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

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 (pp. 2167-2172). [7759340] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems; Vol. 2016-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2016.7759340