Matt Gardiner’s Oribotics are simple robotic sculptures that fold origami shapes and and animate light patterns. Some interesting videos on the site of the “blooming” effect of these curious machines. They are constructed with “a fusion of origami, LEGO robotics, animated light and sound. Opening and closing blossoms of paper, light and sound. Oribotics explores beauty in synthetic artificial nature, and the simple, elegant mechanical motion of folded paper. It also suggests the future potential of origami and technology.” Ahh, a future we can all be proud of! Check out the bots at this year’s ElectroFringe festival in Newcastle, Australia at the end of September/Early October.

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