Origami robot folds itself up, scuttles away

August 7, 2014 6:46 PM

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Origami robot folds itself up, scuttles away

This isn’t quite how most of us imagined the future: You walk into your local, 24-hour robot manufacturing store -- a sort of latter day Kinko’s -- and describe the kind of robot you want.

Maybe it’s a toy for the cat to chase around; maybe it’s an army of crawling robots that can be used to search for survivors of a natural disaster. Whatever the purpose, in a matter of hours, you’re handed a thin piece of paper, metal, or plastic, which then springs to life, folding along hinges int...

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