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This Origami-Inspired Robot Folds Itself To Life


Scientists have created a new type of self-assembling robot that starts as a flat printed sheet and uses high-tech origami to fold itself into a functional, walking machine.

The robot includes two motors, two batteries, and a microcontroller to act as its brain, but its body is made paper sheet covered with polystyrene and a flexible circuit board. The circuit board contains hinges designed to bend the robot in a pre-planned way. The hinges have circuits in...
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