Wevolver workshop brings 3D printed InMoov robots to hospitalized children
Wevolver is an online platform that will help unite fresh and genuine engineering projects and 3D creators. It has recently opened the public workshop in London in Somerset House. For this opening event they have decided to develop an open source printable InMoov Robots for Good project. This new project was developed by the French sculptor, model maker and the InMoov founder Gael Langevin.
The project aims at developing and creating open source 3D printed life-sized robots. Wevolver has grouped together with the Great Ormond Street the London Zoo so as to create robots that will serve as avatars for children in hospitals. They will mainly let them visit the London Zoo virtually and travel away from hospitals. The virtual reality headset helps the children see through the eyes of the robot built by Wevolver.
The project possesses six 3D printers located at the Somerset House workshop. Each of them works to produce the components that are required to put together Langevin’s InMoov robot. What now Wevolter needs is public support from the engineering community and the London Maker. Thanks to the support they will be able to put together the robot and code it.
The company’s mission is to unite engineering projects and developers and to let them work together. Their first project represented at the workshop shows how developers and engineers can work together to serve the great purpose. The organization behind Linux, RedHat, took interest in the project. RedHat claimed that that they are developing a documentary on the Wevolver-Freat Ormond Street Hospital-London Zoo InMoov project.
One of the co-founders of Wevolver says that their aim is to be an example for makers from all around the world to start developing InMoov Robots for Good community on their own. They will be able to make individuals’ lives different.