Monday, 11 August 2014
Self-Folding Robot by MIT and Harvard Team
The wheels of progress seem to be constantly turning. Are we privileged to have the ability to witness new discoveries, without the need to fight for our physical survival? In a sense, probably yes. In any case, one of the recent news of some awe-inspiring features of modern engineering brings us the self-folding robot. Despite the fact that from some angles it might look like a toy, this actually is the result of much scientific research and engineering merit from a joint team of Harvard and MIT scholars. Needless to say, we're deeply fascinated by this absolutely cool new development, as well as unforeseen future implications it might entail, including those that are entertaining by nature. Among the serious, useful applications, though, are for example, self-assembling shelters, as well as military and space structures. Right on!