'Interactive Robogami' Tool Lets Anyone Make 3D-Printed, Foldable Robots
MIT researchers are aiming to open up the design and fabrication of robots to all - enabling people of all skill levels to make robots without needing expert knowledge. Their 'Interactive Robogami' is a rapid prototyping tool to design robots that can be fabricated as flat sheets and then folded into 3D structures. The process lets users make affordable and materially versatile robots with short turnaround time. Users can choose from a database of print-and-fold parts to design their robots.