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A Method for Building Self-Folding Machines

Samuel M. Felton, Michael T. Tolley, Erik D. Demaine, Daniela Rus, and Robert J. Wood
August, 2014

 Origami can turn a sheet of paper into complex three-dimensional shapes, and similar folding techniques can produce structures and mechanisms. To demonstrate the application of these techniques to the fabrication of machines, we developed a crawling robot that folds itself. The robot starts as a flat sheet with embedded electronics, and transforms autonomously into a functional machine.

Self-assembling Sensors for Printable Machines

ByungHyun Shin, Samuel M. Felton, Michael T. Tolley, and Robert J. Wood
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Hong Kong, China
June, 2014

Self-pop-up Cylindrical Structure by Global Heating

Shuhei Miyashita, Cagdas D. Onal, and Daniela Rus
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 4065-4071
October, 2013
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