In the study of robotics, nothing is more useful than the ablity to accuratly produce organic shapes.
Robots created from inspiration that comes from the natural enviroment!
of course a major flaw in current robotics is that electronics and eletromechinical devices used in them are anything but organic. the brains are places on rigid, organized pieces of silicon.
With the current breakthroughs in printing, however it will soon be possisable to print circuet paths in or on the machines meterials. as well as accurately produce machines.
I'll look into this. what need to be done is the invention of a device capable of "organic" prototypeing. essentually the low-cost basement CNC or its equivalant.
Think, if such prototypeing were cheep, technology would advance much faster and much more efficiantly.