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Photos of the Day: Origami-Inspired Robots Become Transformers

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:27am
American Association for the Advancement of Science

This image depicts a profile view of the self-folding crawling robot in three stages. (Seth Kroll, Wyss Institute)

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This is the self-folding crawling robot in three stages. (Seth Kroll, Wyss Institute)

Jesse Silverberg et al. used origami-based engineering to design a lightweight, ultra-tough material with tunable properties. Their inspiration was a specific type of zigzag origami fold that has previously been used to efficiently pack solar panels for space missions. (Jesse Silverberg, Arthur Evans, Lauren McLeod, Ryan Hayward, Thomas Hull, Christian Santangelo, Itai Cohen)

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