February 16, 2012

Darpa Backs Origami Robots

A team from Boston University have been working on flexible origami robots, made of paper and silicone rubber. Powered by air, they can turn, bend, grab and lift things 100 times their weight. The video shows an early application and they are moving forward with others. As is often the case when a new robotic form appears, Darpa has its hand in things and would love to develop it for weaponry or spying. The team is thinking that they could also work on miniaturizing their creations, which could be beneficial in science and medicine.

Via Wired

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at February 16, 2012 11:50 AM
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