Origami the Great

By Anupum Pant

There’s much more to origami than you must have thought. Origami has contributed so much to engineering that it would to tough for me to enumerate all of its practical applications here.

It has been used to determine the best way to flatten an airbag – origami played a part in developing the algorithm for it. Self assembling robots coming from researchers at MIT and harvard were inspired by origami too. Here’s how they work.

Now, in another fantastic engineering application where an object was too huge to fit into a rocket, mirrors of the James webb space telescope have been designed to fold into a much smaller package.

Besides that origami has greatly contributed to architecture, nano-devices and retinal implants.

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