Multi-Crease Self-Folding by Uniform Heating
Author(s)Miyashita, Shuhei; Rus, Daniela L
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This paper presents a self-folding method for multi-creasestructures. The proposed method utilizes the symmetric breaking of a 3-layered two-dimensional sheet, where an inner contraction sheet induces shear force when heated, which directs the inclined folding direction. The fabrication technique developed enables distant placements of tiling patterns of the surfaces. The experimental result shows that by applying uniform heat, a feature with 62 folds can be simultaneously folded, an advantage over manual folding. The method presented is a new instant fabrication technique for making semi-rigid structures.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
ECAL 2013: The Twelfth European Conference on Artificial Life
Miyashita, Shuhei and Daniela Rus. "Multi-Crease Self-Folding by Uniform Heating." ECAL 2013: The Twelfth European Conference on Artificial Life, September 2013, Taormina, Italy, MIT Press, September 2013. © 2013 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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