InMoov, 2012 – now, open source 3D-printed robot
In 2012, French sculptor and designer Gael Langevin started his InMoov project with a 3D-printed hand prosthesis. Over time, the project has developed into a worldwide network of people working together on the first open source 3D-printed robot on a human scale. At the moment, the InMoov robot is able to see, talk, move and hold onto something. When you have access to a 3D printer, materials and enough space you can start building the robot yourself since all information is freely available. The network of builders and makers behind InMoov generates and shares knowledge and innovation about the robot and its technology. According to Langevin, the great advantage of working open-source is that the project is enabled to have a wider reach and thereby goes through a larger development.