Soft origami tower robot keeps things light on the assembly line and in space

Soft origami tower robot keeps things light on the assembly line and in space

3 pictures Like all soft robots, this kind of device could offer a safer alternative to its hard-bodied counterparts Origami has plenty to offer the world of robotics, with folding devices designed to remove foreign objects from the stomach and others that can dress up in different exoskeletons just a couple of the more interesting examples we’ve come across. Joining them is an origami tower-shaped soft robot that can grasp objects and could safely interact with humans, possibly even as a tool for invasive surgeries. The robot has been dubbed Twister and was developed by Kiju Lee, a mechanical […]

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