Sticker controller and sticker programming for smart sheets (self-folding sheets)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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This thesis describes a self-folding sheet that is capable of origami-style autonomous folding. We describe the hardware device we designed and fabricated. This device, called a self-folding sheet, is a sheet with a box-pleat pattern and an integrated electronic substrate and actuators. The sheet is programmed and controlled using a new idea called sticker programming. We describe the architecture of a machine that can be programmed by sticker programming and its instantiation. We also describe planning algorithm and automatic programming algorithm for controlling a given sheet to self-fold into a desired shape. Finally we present experiments with a 4 x 4 hardware device and an 8 x 8 hardware device.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2011.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-267).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.