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Decibot - MIT 2009

Skylar Tibbits, presented the Decibot along side the rest of the *bot family, from Neil Gershenfeld's Center for Bits and Atoms milli-biology project, at DARPA's InfoChemistry conference under the category of Programmable Matter, Oct. 2009.

The Decibot is part of the larger *bot family of programmable matter 1D folding chains. The *bot family contains electromechanical folding @ nm, mm, cm, dm part lengths. The decibot is the largest of the family with overall dimensions of 144″x18″x18″ unfolded and 36″x36″x36″ folded into a cube.

View more process images @ decibot process

Project Team: Neil Gershenfeld, Ara Knaian, Peter Schmidt-Nielsen, Skylar Tibbits, Kenny Cheung, Max Lobovsky, Asa Oines, Erik Demaine, Jonathan Bachrach, Scott Greenwald, Forrest Green, David Dalrymple, Steffen Reichert, Jonathan Ward

Fabrication: MIT
Material: Alliance Metals

This work was supported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Bits and Atoms and the U.S. Army Research Office under Grant W911NF-08-1-0254 (Programmable Matter).

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