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'Origami Robot' Folds Itself to Life

At first glance, the oddly angled object looks like a flat piece of cardboard with some 9 volt batteries on top. Then, miraculously, the object seems to come alive, folding itself into an insectoid-looking robot that can walk. Researchers at MIT and Harvard University unveiled the so-call “origami robot” this week in the journal Science. “The exciting thing here is that you create this device that has computation embedded in the flat, printed version,” said MIT’s Computer Science...

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