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BYU researchers unfold new class of mechanical devices


February 14, 2019

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In a paper published today in Science Robotics, engineers at Brigham Young University (BYU) detail new technology that allows them to build complex mechanisms into the exterior of a structure without taking up any actual space below the surface. This new class of mechanisms, called "developable mechanisms," get their name from developable surfaces, or materials that can take on 3-D shapes from flat conformations without tearing or stretching, like a sheet of paper or metal. Full Story

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