Researchers create the first 3-D printed smart objects that communicate over WiFi

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 22:35 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Kristin Osborne
Researchers in the Allen School’s Networks & Mobile Systems Lab have created the first smart objects made entirely of 3D-printed parts that are capable of communicating over WiFi.


The project, which builds upon team members’ pioneering work on backscatter communication, will enable new capabilities for the Internet of Things and smart-home applications without the need for batteries and other electronics.

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