Origami manipulation by robot hand utilizing electroadhesion


This study presents strategies for the three fundamental origami operations of grasping, bending, and folding using a novel robot hand and simple motions. These operations are executed using a simple geometric model and without any visual feedback or physical modeling not to restrict the motions. With a few applications in the field of paper manipulation, the electroadhesion technology is employed to perform single hand grasping. Bending is realized by a single hand utilizing the elasticity of origami and friction. Folding is performed by holding an origami with more than two points to fix it at any moment for preciseness. In addition to the design of hardware and motions, operations are demonstrated with general criteria for the crease precision evaluation.