Rollbot Robot: Smart Self-Folding Robot
Rollbot Robot, Rollbot
Rollbot Robot is a smart self-folding robot that The researchers turned to origami to create multi-functional soft robots. Through sequential folds, origami can encode multiple shapes and functionalities in a single structure. Using materials known as liquid crystal elastomers that change shape when exposed to heat, the research team 3D-printed two types of soft hinges that fold at different temperatures and thus can be programmed to fold in a specific order.
- Country: USA
- Company: Harvard University