Curved origami isn't just elegant art. It's also a versatile way to vary the amount of force applied by robots and other machines.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
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In a collaboration between Harvard and Sony, engineers have brought surgical robotics down to the microscale by creating a new, origami-inspired miniature manipulator to improve precision and control.
Aug. 25, 2020 • ~6 min
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Origami has inpsired a new kind of microbot that can fold itself. It could be useful in fields like medical equipment and infrastructure sensing.
July 30, 2020 • ~4 min
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A paper cutting method called kirigami can spin terahertz rays in real time to peer into biological tissue, report researchers.
July 8, 2019 • ~6 min
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Landing is stressful on a rocket's legs because they must handle the force of the impact with the landing pad. A new origami metamaterial could help.
June 4, 2019 • ~4 min
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Every year, more than 18 million people around the world are told, “You have cancer.” In the U.S., nearly half of all men and more than one-third of women will develop some kind of cancer during their lifetimes, and 600,000-plus die from it annually. Despite the billions of dollars and countless new treatments that have […]
March 1, 2019 • ~24 min
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A new technique that merges the ancient art of origami with 21st century technology could one day be useful for biomedical devices and space exploration.
Oct. 24, 2018 • ~5 min
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