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Nanotech Scientists Create World’s Smallest Origami Bird:

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  • May 19, 2021

Researchers have created something very extraordinary and out of the box which has been proved to be a next-level invention for the world. A micro-sized shaped memory actuator is created that is self-moveable and can enable automatically two-dimensional materials. They fold it-self on their own and it has the potential to convert in the form of 3D configuration. All they require is a quick jolt of voltage. And once the material is properly bent it holds its shape even after the voltage is removed. If you want to build a fully functional nano-sized robot, you need to install the most advanced and better techniques into it so that you can incorporate a host of capabilities among it by which it can retain it accordingly. There must be some complicated circuits and photovoltaics followed by sensors and antennas, which should be properly aligned with each other. A communication signal must be installed to give commands and the robot will move accordingly. It may sound like an overcrowded bus but if we can manage all the seats at the right place, we can drive it very easily.

Since it is a very normal truth that for a movement in a machine or a robot it needs to have a flexible bending and then only a movement can be seen. It was very difficult to build a full-fledge system that is this tiny because a connection and network can’t be built on this small scale. To demonstrate this in public, the team successfully created what is potentially the world’s smallest self-folding origami bird. The self-folding technique works on different types of mechanisms and complex physics is involved in it.

The group of scientists discovered this with the guidance of subject matter experts as nanotechnology is a highly advanced technology and is recognized by many researchers nowadays. The group's paper, "micrometer-sized electrically programmable shape memory actuators for low-power micro-robotics" published in science robotics and was featured on the cover. The paper's lead author is postdoctoral researcher Qingkun Liu. The project is led by Itai Cohen, professor of physics, and Paul McEuen, John A. Newman who are professors of physical science. Researchers believe that they want to have robots that are microscopic but have brains on board. So that means you need to have appendages that are driven by complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor.