Earwigs' incredible "origami" wings inspire robotic gripper design


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/22/earwigs-incredible-origami.html


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wait, wait, wait – THEY HAVE WINGS?? are they just selective about using them, or only certain kinds in certain areas, or something? because i have never ever seen wings on those horrorshows. now i have brand new nightmare fuel, thanks a lot.


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Why is the guy who’s working the origami gripper wearing gloves. Oh. I get it. Science!


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According to new research, the folds “cannot be sufficiently described by current origami models.”

Go on, say they cannot be explained by science. It’s so much more fun!

@hecep You don’t know where that origami has been.


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A bit of irony, with the Japanese likely being among the cleanest people around; I have Japanese friends in Costa Mesa, and I always bring my own slippers.


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