Young Greek scientist, Dimitris Hatzis from Kavala, visited the U.S. Embassy Athens today and presented his robot, Troopy, which he created from 3D printed material.
Dimitris Hatzis has become the youngest person to build a 3D printed, life-size humanoid robot. His year-long build was part of In Moov, an open-source 3D printed life-size robot created by Gael Langevin, a French sculptor and model-maker. InMoov encouraged makers to take a specified design and set of instructions, and to 3D print and assemble the humanoid robot themselves.
Only six makers (including Langevin himself) were able to complete the challenge, with Hatzis the youngest. It took Hatzis one year of work to 3D print and assemble the 475 parts, which altogether required roughly a kilometer of plastic. When the work was finally done, Hatzis named his creation “Troopy.”