Folding Tech: Using Origami and Nature to Revolutionize Technology
Space probes, self-assembling robots, crash-absorbing cars, and designer proteins all have one thing in common: their use of folding technologies. To develop these technologies, engineers are taking inspiration from an unusual source?origami, the ancient art of paper folding. Examine origami's origins, how it intersects with mathematics, and how it became a tool to solve some of the most complicated challenges in engineering, architecture, technology, and medicine today. Plus, get a close-up look at these technologies with two augmented reality images included in the book!
“NASA’s Folding Machines.” Time line. Glossary. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Further information. Index. Full-color photographs and diagrams.
JLG Release: Jan 2021
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