Foldable Robots Inspired By The Art Of Origami

Foldable Robots Inspired By The Art Of Origami
technology

Engineers create mechanisms that can be flat-packed and morphed into 3D objects.

Yi Chen
  • 23 may 2012


Engineers at Purdue University have created robot-like mechanisms that are able to morph into different shapes. The method is called ‘Kaleidogami,’ inspired by origami and the geometrical art found in kaleidoscopes. The technique uses computational algorithms and tools to create foldable structures that connect and morph seamlessly.

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