a high load capacity advanced wheels based on origami featured in Science Robotics cover

SRRC

May 10, 2021

a high load capacity advanced wheels based on origami developed by SRRC featured in Science Robotics cover in April, 2021

Transformable wheels based on membrane origami have the potential for large shape variation, high weight-to-payload ratio, and simple fabrication. However, existing membrane origami wheels have limited load-bearing capacity. By introducing a wireframe design rule that accommodates thick membranes, Lee et al. have developed a high payload membrane origami wheel capable of bearing more than a 10-kN load. The load-bearing property of the wheel design was validated in a passenger vehicle field test.