MIT’s Inflatable Origami Material Makes For Futuristic Bubble Wrap

MIT’s Inflatable Origami Material Makes For Futuristic Bubble Wrap

A design team has developed structures that can fold, curl or twist at will, according to preprogramed and predetermined specifications

Zack Palm
  • 20 december 2016

An aeroMorph is an inflatable structure that is ‘programmed’ through robotic-assisted sealing methods to transform into a pre-determined geometry. It’s similar to how origami works, except the material expands to become a specific shape, such as a paper crane, ‘on its own.’ The aeroMorph was created by students at MIT’s Tangible Media Group, the same group behind the bioLogic, a synthetic bioskin regulating a wearer’s heat and sweat by opening and closing a series flaps woven into its form.

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