Metallic Backbone Supports Origami Robots

Metallic Backbone Supports Origami Robots
A multifunctional metallic backbone for origami robots gives much-needed support structure without too much added weight.

Origami robots show great promise in a variety of applications, but their paper or plastic forms can lack functions such as responsiveness to stimuli, sensing and wireless communications. To overcome those limitations, researchers created platinum origami structures stabilized with thin elastomers that can be used as multifunctional backbones for origami robots. The result was robots that were more robust, power-efficient and deformable, with added on-demand capabilities such as built-in antennas and strain sensing.

Metallic Backbone Supports Origami Robots

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