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Reconfigurable materials

Algorithm for architectural origami

An algorithm has been developed allowing the rational design of origami-inspired materials that can be rearranged to change their properties. This might open the way to strategies for making reconfigurable robots. See Article p.347

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Figure 1: Designing prismatic architected materials based on origami.

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Paik, J. Algorithm for architectural origami. Nature 541, 296–297 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/541296a

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