iRobot filed a patent for autonomous all-in-one 3D printing, milling, drilling and finishing robot.
Bedford based Roomba maker iRobot Corporation, founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists, has filed a US patent entitled "Robotic Fabricator", a completely autonomous all-in-one product fabrication robot that handles manufacturing (including 3D printing) and all the post printing work from seed component to mature product.
One of Ray Bradbury's lesser-known interviews also happens to be one of his last, and it is positively wonderful to experience. In 2010, the literary giant was interviewed by Sam Weller (his official biographer) at San Diego Comic Con. The then-89-year-old Bradbury spent a little over an hour ruminating on life, love, space exploration, and even libraries, with the verve and wit of somebody a fraction of his age.