Seminar: Origami robot: pathway of self-assembling bulk materials towards autonomous artefacts, Shuhei Miyashita, University of Sheffield

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  • Time: 12.00 - 13.00
  • Location: William Bragg SR (GR.25) (Also Teams - request link from

This talk presents the exploration of new capabilities of robots through the development of new hardware and the building method. I will start with presenting how to approach making things in a bottom-up fashion: starting with bulk parts, let them form higher dimensional structures, up to 3D structures, and ultimately attain some level of autonomy. The main part of the talk will be on self-folding origami robots and its medical application as an ingestible robot. I hope to use this opportunity to discuss what is currently missing from the robotics platform at a lower (physical) level.

Shuhei Miyashita is a Lecturer in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He received his PhD from the University of Zurich. Prior to this position, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Lecturer at the University of York.