Grab one of the First 1,000 Origami Folded Robots

Originally posted on MAKE:

Dash Robotics at the Hardware Innovation Workshop.Photo: Andrew Terranova

Dash Robotics at the Hardware Innovation Workshop.
Photo: Andrew Terranova

The problem with the world today is there simply aren’t enough robots that can be dropped into an envelope and mailed, then folded like origami into a insect-like shape.

OK, maybe that’s not the world’s primary problem today, but it does represent an innovative approach to getting bio-inspired robots into the hands of anyone who wants them… cheaply.

I first learned about Dash Robotics when I met CTO and Co-Founder Kevin Peterson at MAKE’s Hardware Innovation Workshop back in May 2013. I was intrigued by the combination of robotics and the folded plastic-cardboard construction. The four founders of the company were all PhD students at the University of California, Berkeley when they got together. Paul Birkmeyer, Chief Engineer, is the inventor of Dash, a programmable robot that can be folded and assembled in about 30 minutes.

Left to Right: CTO Kevin Peterson, CEO Nick Kohut, COO Andrew Gillies, Chief Engineer Paul Birkmeyer.Photo: Dash Robotics Left to Right: CTO Kevin…

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