Robot made of paper and supercoiled polymer actuators (SCP).

  • Get the robot to move somehow (walking, rolling, etc.).
  • Use a motor control or phone to control the robot.
  • Program the arms to move to positions 1,2,3 and be able to grab onto different objects (e.g. metal can, glass bottle, paper ball).
  • Read more articles & journals, searching for key words I want to focus on.
  • Delve more into taking weight into consideration & how heavy a load the paper robot can withstand.
  • Investigate ways of folding the paper & what shapes would give it the most strength, durability, & efficiency.
  • Technology for a robot or other such device to recognize trash, recyclebles, & compost does not yet exist, but we can build & design & research for that idea.

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Last quarter I continued the study of drone simulations and focused on Crazyflie 2.0. By reading Crazyflie’s Technical Report: Design of a Trajectory Tracking Controller for a Nanoquadcopter [1] and looking into Crazyflie’s source codes[2], I had better understanding of the control algorithms us...

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  • When I first joined this research group I started working with the RoCo team helping them with documentation and improving file formatting. I then started working on a side project: a paper bot powered by a phone that could be designed using RoCo. At the beginning I mainly focused on how to allow co...

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Recap: After attending to several weekly group meetings, I officially joined UCLA Lemur at the beginning of Spring 2017. I decide to work on the underactuated flying robot swarm project. The main objective of the project is to create to a swarm of underactuated robots that are able to cooperate. Th...

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Over the course of the spring quarter, I have been working on the transition from understanding the theory behind super coiled polymer actuators to developing the actual manufacturing process for these actuators. This experience has invoked in me a greater appreciation not only for the overall “re...

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