Bringing the Art of Origami and Kirigami to Robotics #ArtTuesday

Cranes made by Origami paper

The art of paper folding is helping researchers overcome obsticles when designing new robotics. From Hackaday:

A promising technology here involves the manipulation of flat structures in a way that enables them to either auto-assemble into 3D structures, or to non-destructively transform into 3D structures with specific features such as grippers that might be useful in both micro- and macroscopic applications, including robotics.

Perhaps the most interesting part is how much of these technologies borrow from the Japanese art of origami, and the related kirigami.

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