Course Description
This course focuses on the algorithms for analyzing and designing geometric foldings. Topics include reconfiguration of foldable structures, linkages made from one-dimensional rods connected by hinges, folding two-dimensional paper (origami), and unfolding and folding three-dimensional polyhedra. Applications to …

This course focuses on the algorithms for analyzing and designing geometric foldings. Topics include reconfiguration of foldable structures, linkages made from one-dimensional rods connected by hinges, folding two-dimensional paper (origami), and unfolding and folding three-dimensional polyhedra. Applications to architecture, robotics, manufacturing, and biology are also covered in this course.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to videographers Martin Demaine and Jayson Lynch.

Learning Resource Types
theaters Lecture Videos
assignment_turned_in Problem Sets with Solutions
group_work Projects
co_present Instructor Insights
Green paper folded along multiple curved creases to form curved fins of a sculpture.
This curved-crease sculpture, created for the opening of the National Museum of Mathematics, demonstrates the intersection of origami, design, and mathematics that is at the heart of this course. (Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine.)