Self-Folding Robots May Lead to More Sophisticated Machines [VIDEO]

August 8, 2014 4:32 PM

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A new self-folding origami robot can fold itself up and walk away, demonstrating the potential to build more sophisticated robots that can interact with the environment, explain researchers behind a new study.

The advanced design, described in the journal Science, draws inspiration from self-assembly in nature, such as the way linear sequences of amino acids fold into complex proteins with sophisticated functions, the robot's engineers explain.

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