Origami Folding Robot

Posted 15 Dec 2003 at 23:43 UTC by steve Share This

Devin Balkcom and Matt Mason, working at the CMU Robotics Institute have created the world's first origami folding robot. The robot can fold a variety of traditional origami shapes. While the shapes are simple, the interesting part is that the robot determines the sequences of moves and folds needed on its own. What have they learned from the exercise? "For now, human hardware and software are superior: human fingers are great tools for manipulating delicate paper, and human intuition and intellect far outclass robotic planning capabilities." Devin's website includes a Quicktime video of the robot in action.

How humiliating- -, posted 16 Dec 2003 at 00:13 UTC by Frank McNeill » (Apprentice)

this must be for Japan, robot kingdom and birthplace of origami!!

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