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Origami Robotics

Lizbeth B. De La Torre, Jiani Zeng, Elena Chong Loo

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Robots today can be made of various materials; we are no longer limited to heavy metal parts and assemblies. This project explores "informal" materials for movement of  structures created from a single sheet of paper. By relying on the flexibility or rigidity of various materials, we use origami folding techniques to achieve a precise movement.  Kinematics and mechanical principles seen in pop-up and flat folding structures are implemented using a laminate assembly technique. 

Robots today can be made of various materials; we are no longer limited to heavy metal parts and assemblies. This project explores "informal" materials for movement of  structures created from a single sheet of paper. By relying on the flexibility or rigidity of various materials, we use origami folding techniques to achieve a precise movement.  Kinematics and mechanical principles seen in pop-up and flat folding structures are implemented using a laminate assembly technique. 

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