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Origami Robot Self-folds, Walks, Does Things

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We have covered plenty of sophisticated robots in the past. This origami robot developed by a team of MIT researchers is quite special though. The printable robot folds itself up from a flat sheet of plastic when heated. The robot can carry objects, clear obstacles, swim, and execute a variety of tasks. When the tasks are done, the robot dissolves itself into a liquid.

This is the first robot we have seen that completes a full life cycle from birth to death. The robot has a small magnet embedded in its body, so it can be programmed using a magnetic field. The developers are planning to make the robot more intelligent in the future. The possibilities are endless here. You can find out more about it here.

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