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Seeking Finite Mechanisms in a geometric shape - polyhedra

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Who says polyhedra don’t have mechanisms? Euler. Who failed to prove the flexibility of polyhedra? Cauchy. Who rules flexible polyhedra are rigid when they are clearly flexible? Maxwell. Then, in today’s seminar, we will show you that polyhedra can be as flexible as you want them to be, ideally flat-foldable. The flexible polyhedra so far in 3D and 4D space have only one mechanism. We will show you how we let them have as many degrees of freedom as you like.

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Structures Research Seminars series.

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