21 March 2018
Vol 3, Issue 16

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ONLINE COVER Lightweight Length. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can move in areas that are too confined or too dangerous for humans, but many tools are too heavy or bulky to be carried by UAVs. Kim et al. developed an origami-inspired robotic arm that extends out and locks in place when needed. A gripper or other device can be added to the end of the arm, and the arm folds flat for transport or storage. [CREDIT: JAMIE JUNG-RYUL SONG/SNU SOFT ROBOTICS RESEARCH CENTER]