Origami-based Reconfigurable Systems
Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, allows the reshaping of planar materials or structures into intricate three-dimensional architectures. Origami-based reconfigurable systems enable various deformations and motions that can be applied to engineering fields including morphing structures, soft robotics, and biomedical devices.
Amphibious origami millirobot utilizes spinning-enabled locomotion for navigation capability in various on-ground and in-water environments with controlled delivery of liquid medicine and targeted solid cargo transportation functionsDetails
Ring origami uses a snap-folding mechanism triggered by the buckling instability of rods under either bending or twisting load. It is demonstrated that the snap-through instability leads to a self-guided folding behavior while showing a high packing ratio for rings with different geometries.
In this work, we use finite element analysis to systematically investigate how geometric parameters, loading locations, and loading methods affect the foldability and stability of hexagonal ringsDetails