AI News, This Crawling Inchworm Robot Can Be Printed Out and Folds Itself

This Crawling Inchworm Robot Can Be Printed Out and Folds Itself

The amount of bend is controlled by etching flexible connectors that connect both sides of the hinge, and with enough hinges heated in the right order, it’s possible to create fairly complex folded shapes, including things like interlocking structural elements.

The tricky part of the process is the folding of the robot itself: installing the battery and motor is trivial enough for a human to do, which means that a relatively simple pick and place robot should have no problems doing the same thing.