Robot snake harnesses ancient Japanese paper craft

Though clearly inspired by the snake, a new soft robot out of Harvard takes cues from another fascinating source: the ancient Japanese paper craft kirigami. Unlike origami, kirigami uses cuts rather than folds to achieve the desired result. Here, the Harvard team applied the artform to create a soft robot that grips the ground much like a snake…
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