Date:3 June 2015
A team of researchers at MIT has created a untethered mini origami robot that self-folds, walks, swims and degrades.
Starting off as a flat sheet with a small magnet on it, the robot folds itself up within seconds and is immediately ready to move around on land and through water. The robot is driven by magnetic fields, which allows for movement and enables it to carry objects and dig. After completing its tasks, the robot is designed to submerge itself in acetone and dissolve.
Watch the video above to see the mini origami robot in action.