June 30, 2010

Self-folding Sheet in Action

Researchers at Harvard and MIT have reshaped the landscape of programmable matter by devising self-folding sheets that rely on the ancient art of origami. In this video, a programmable sheet self-folds into a boat- and into a plane-shape. Credit: Robert Wood, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Daniella Rus, MIT/CSAIL.

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