Origami You Can Program [Video]

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Researchers at MIT and Harvard have inched a bit closer towards the engineering holy grail that is programmable matter in the form of so-called “programmable origami,” a flat surface capable of folding itself into almost any shape. Electric currents driven through tiny motors govern the folding of the object, and shapes are locked into place by small magnets at the edge of each joint.

Watch it in action after the jump:


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