Minimalistic paper robots with origami models
The researchers used origami paper folding to create cheap robots that move like earthworms.
The team made a pair of crawling robots, Peri and Poly, out of little more than a sheet of paper, a few 3D printed parts, and a handful of screws.
This worm robots crawl forward with the help of 3D printed toes and battery, which expands and contract the origami tower mimicking earthworms.
The team is working to expand into new forms of locomotion, as well as new materials, perhaps cardboard, or construction paper.