Miura-ori, Basics for Designing its Folding Machines
Keywords: Miura-ori, foldable map, geometry, folding machine
Abstract. The unique property of the Miura-ori map is due to the geometric property of “the single degree of freedom”. With this, one can open a map with a single pull motion. However, due to this property, the high-speed folding machine is difficult to realized. In this presentation, author investigates the natural geometric properties of Miura-ori in detail and proposes a basic concept for designing its folding machine. Though, the result does not provide a draft of a folding machine, the basics for the design parameters is beneficial for future works.