Self-assembling robots that fold themselves and then walk away

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Harvard researchers interested in creating self-assembling electromechanical systems are building miniature robots from a few motors, polystyrene sheets, and some paper.  Inspired by origami and copying some of the properties of the kid’s toy Shrinky Dinks, the team created robots that start flat, fold themselves up and then walk  away.  IKEA flat packs meet Transformers!

Follow the link to a cool video on the Boston Business Journal web site.

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