We have already witnessed numerous ways that sensors and robotics can be implemented into 3D printing projects, using non-printed components to cause a reaction in the printed material. In fact, another MIT team has recently printed onto stretchable textiles in order to create wearer-reactive footwear, one of the many examples of how our bodies and external environment can literally shape what we are wearing.
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