Harvard Smartypants: Programmable Matter

He was wearing my Harvard tie! Can you believe it? My Harvard tie! Like, oh sure, HE went to Harvard…

So the folks at the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory under Professor Robert Wood have developed “Programmable Matter”  which consists of a sheet material lined with actuators, which essentially means that this material can fold itself up in a predetermined way a la Transformers meet origami.

[via Boing Boing]


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