Professors Larry Howell and Spencer Magelby have crafted the idea of using origami in engineering.
Professors Howell and Magelby, along with Professor Brian Jensen and their students, are currently putting their origami skills to good use in creating medical devices for intricate procedures. The Mechanical Engineering Department partnered with Intuitive Surgical to learn what can be improved upon concerning current surgical tools. The ME Department has given them licensing rights to some of these devices.
This breakthrough was also featured on KUTV channel 2 news. To view this news story, click here.