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Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer - Sort Of

Postby Va'al » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:54 pm

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Reading the news today, you may come across the creation of the first type of transforming robots on behalf of a team of Harvard scientists - alas, not yet close to the type we're used to, but it's a big step forward in robotics and manufacturing industries nonetheless! Check out below a selection from the press release at EurekAlert!, a video about the robots, and read an article about it here.

Origami robot folds itself up, crawls away
Prototype made almost entirely of printable parts demonstrates crucial capabilities of reconfigurable robots

For years, a team of researchers at MIT and Harvard University has been working on origami robots - reconfigurable robots that would be able to fold themselves into arbitrary shapes.

In the August 7 issue of Science, they report their latest milestone: a robot, made almost entirely from parts produced by a laser cutter, that folds itself up and crawls away as soon as batteries are attached to it.

"The exciting thing here is that you create this device that has computation embedded in the flat, printed version," says Daniela Rus, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and one of the Science paper's co-authors. "And when these devices lift up from the ground into the third dimension, they do it in a thoughtful way."
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Re: Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer - Sort Of

Postby Ravage XK » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:16 pm

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I love the way it slowly and gently folds itself into shape and then flails around like crazy as it moves away.
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Postby TulioDude » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:18 pm

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Fascinatting material that they used.Doesn't look paper but also doesn't look the metal plates we're used.
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Re: Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer - Sort Of

Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:28 pm

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that is extremely cool but also really scary, this is definitely one of those things that could advance humanity or destroy it outright.
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Re: Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer - Sort Of

Postby Convoy » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:50 pm

I didn't read or see anything that indicates whether it can change back or not. Still cool though. Reminds me of a pop-up book that can turn its own pages and hop around.
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Re: Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer - Sort Of

Postby Metro Prime » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:54 pm

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I thought this was the world's first Transformer.
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Postby Blast Cannon » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:54 pm

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Postby Ultra Markus » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:53 pm

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Soon we will have that flying car that folds into a briefcase!!
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Re: Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer - Sort Of

Postby Stormrider » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:52 pm

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I am trying to understand it's application. So this helps industries - how?
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Re: Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer - Sort Of

Postby Ravage XK » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:27 am

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Stormrider wrote:I am trying to understand it's application. So this helps industries - how?


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Re: Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer - Sort Of

Postby Mykltron » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:50 am

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one: a robot, made almost entirely from parts produced by a laser cutter, that folds itself up and crawls away as soon as batteries are attached to it.


That sounds annoying. "Guys! Come look what I've made! Wait, where did it go?"
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Re: Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer - Sort Of

Postby Stormrider » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:31 pm

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Ravage XK wrote:
Stormrider wrote:I am trying to understand it's application. So this helps industries - how?


Clearing printer paper jams!


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