Author Topic: A Unique Pop-up Origami Fabrication of Micro Robots  (Read 339 times)


  • *
  • Admiral
  • ****************
  • Posts: 3118
  • Digital Girl
A Unique Pop-up Origami Fabrication of Micro Robots
« on: February 17, 2012, 05:00:47 PM »
A Unique Pop-up Origami Fabrication of Micro Robots
17 February 2012, 3:29 pm

  Harvard's Microrobotics Lab has created a new Pop-up Origami style of fabrication for their winged microbots.  A carrier is first made out of several layers of carbon fiber, brass, and thin flexible plastic.  Then, using fabrication techniques such as laser etching, a design forms and then it is popped into place in sort of a pop-up book and Origami fashion.  The robot is then tack soldered to lock the design into place and then laser cut and removed from the carrier material.  The Mobee or Monolithic Bee is a very tiny robot at about the size of a Quarter.  The video shows this unique assembly process and the finalized Mobee's wings being tested at 1Hz and 30Hz.  A must-see very impressive manufacture of winged microbots!


To visit any links mentioned please view the original article, the link is at the top of this post.



Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Robotics and Beyond: Machine Future
by Claude (General Chat)
Today at 09:23:15 AM
Short Documentary: Elon Musk
by (Graphics and Video Software)
July 31, 2015, 11:41:49 PM
Wordnet or similar needed
by (AI Programming)
July 31, 2015, 10:50:24 PM
Beginners topics and resources
by Freddy (General Project Discussion)
July 31, 2015, 09:39:08 PM
Friday Funny
by Claude (General Chat)
July 30, 2015, 09:48:49 PM
Animal Intelligence - Ants.
by ivan.moony (General Chat)
July 30, 2015, 06:06:28 PM
More intelligent, than wind
by ranch vermin (General Chat)
July 30, 2015, 01:42:19 PM
A Plan
by Don Patrick (Future of AI)
July 29, 2015, 05:41:48 PM
Channel 4 renews Humans for second series ahead of season finale
by Tyler (AI News )
Today at 05:00:21 AM
The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 7/27/15
by Tyler (Robotics News)
Today at 05:00:21 AM
Automated Vehicles Symposium recap (Part 2)
by Tyler (Robotics News)
July 31, 2015, 11:00:06 PM
A conversation with Jerry Kaplan, Martin Ford and John Markoff
by Tyler (Robotics News)
July 31, 2015, 05:00:26 PM
Industrial robotics pioneer Joe Engelberger turns 90
by Tyler (Robotics News)
July 31, 2015, 11:00:59 AM
Robotics fundings, IPOs and acquisitions for June/July
by ranch vermin (Robotics News)
July 31, 2015, 07:37:39 AM
Move Over Siri: Cubic Robotics Releasing New Artificial Intelligence Assistant With Personality
by Tyler (AI News )
July 31, 2015, 05:00:06 AM
How to Help Self-Driving Cars Make Ethical Decisions
by Tyler (AI News )
July 30, 2015, 11:00:07 PM

Users Online

18 Guests, 0 Users

Most Online Today: 46. Most Online Ever: 208 (August 27, 2008, 08:36:30 AM)