Amazing miniature self-folding Robot, Walks, Completes Tasks, Swims
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Unveils Amazing Miniature Self-Folding Robot
The robot forms itself, on the spot, accomplishes tasks and then it disappears by degradation.
The robot self-assembles using a folding process that is triggered by heating.
After this the robot can run along designated trajectories, it can carry
objects, it can clear obstacles and it can swim.
It can execute a variety of tasks and when these tasks are done the robot
can recycle itself by dissolving its body into a liquid.
The robots body has embedded in it a small magnet.
This allows us to control the robot by programming a magneticfield.
The robot has external, programmable actuation.