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Can you make an origami robot with Sharpie markers?

How does the origami robot work?

  • Also like its predecessor — and like several other origami robots from the Rus group — the new robot consists of two layers of structural material sandwiching a material that shrinks when heated. A pattern of slits in the outer layers determines how the robot will fold when the middle layer contracts.

Could a tiny origami Robot Rescue you from a swallowed capsule?

  • Researchers at MIT and elsewhere developed a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.

Could origami robots be the future of healthcare?

  • Robot unfolds from ingestible capsule, removes button battery stuck to wall of simulated stomach. Caption: “It’s really exciting to see our small origami robots doing something with potential important applications to healthcare,” Daniela Rus says. Pictured, an example of a capsule and the unfolded origami device.

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