The Ekocycle Cube 3D is yet another 3D printer. While I understand the concept of using recycled materials to print in 3D this concept is a hollow one. The printer doesn't allow you to recycle your own waste instead the printer uses filament cartridges (not useful across platforms) to deliver material to the printer. The issue here is that although the idea is provoking its not new. This printer is advertising itself as an eco 3D printer. The printer looks great and the marketing is well thought out however lets not delude ourselves here. This printer is selling the idea of recycling but its not actually recycling your waste.
A few years ago I first heard about the incredible amount of CO2 that was generated via the concrete and brick industry. I even heard glimmers of research into ways that brick and concrete could be redesigned such as the replacement of concrete with a overhauled version of the type of cement the Romans used which unlike our current day Portland cement doesn't toss quite so much CO2 into the air.
After many years I went back to college just one class a night via an online program at the very college I started at back in 1997. I did well class to class able to focus on one set of assignments despite having a job and a family. I won't lie it wasn't super hard but its wasn't easy by any stretch and some of the classes really pushed me to look at some subjects that were pretty uncomfortable.
I am a tech geek as you all know but my degree is in behavioral science because
I read about this a week or so ago but for some reason I never got to look for a video of the robot in action. More than that I had no idea that they were teaching the robots by demonstration which feeds into my personal opinion that telerobotics will actually be the best way to teach robots to do human like actions. This isn't telerobotics but having a human manipulate the arm to "teach" it how to catch feeds into this design concept quite nicely.