MIT’s Origami Robot: Cutest Breakthrough Ever

By: TCO

Well, they did it. MIT created the cutest robot ever. But this robot is not just adorable, but functional beyond imagination. It’s development is a breakthrough that will change the science world as we know it.

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This little robot can fold, move, swim, push, dig, and then dissolve!

The robots are made out of sheets of plastic and a magnet, and are powered from a coin cell battery. As IEEE Spectrum notes, “This is the first time that a robot has been able to demonstrate a complete life cycle like this, and eventually, it’ll be doing it inside your body.”

The things of science-fiction are real.

To learn more, check out the paper “An Untethered Miniature Origami Robot That Self-folds, Walks, Swims, and Degrades,” which was presented at ICRA 2015 in Seattle, WA.

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