From flat-packed to self-folding, Harvard graduate student Samuel Felton was inspired by origami when he created a laser-cut robot that could assemble itself and autonomously scurry away. The basic ingredients: two motors, two batteries, a microcontroller, and a mix of paper layers that includes Shrinky Dink plastic and a flexible circuit board.
All pre-programmed, with no people needed on site, where would you send a self-folding robot?
via The New York Times.
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