Folding Angle Regulation by Curved Crease Design for Self-Assembling Origami Propellers
Author(s)Miyashita, Shuhei; DiDio, Isabella; Ananthabhotla, Ishwarya; An, Byoungkwon; Sung, Cynthia; Arabagi, Slava; Rus, Daniela; ... Show more Show less
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© 2015 by ASME. This paper describes a method for manufacturing complex three-dimensional curved structures by self-folding layered materials. Our main focus is to first show that the material can cope with curved crease self-folding and then to utilize the curvature to predict the folding angles. The self-folding process employs uniform heat to induce selffolding of the material and shows the successful generation of several types of propellers as a proof of concept. We further show the resulting device is functional by demonstrating its levitation in the presence of a magnetic field applied remotely.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics
Miyashita, S., et al. "Folding Angle Regulation by Curved Crease Design for Self-Assembling Origami Propellers." Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics 7 2 (2015).
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