Motion Structure Laboratory

Deployable Structures
Design methodology: Overconstrained Linkages + Tilings = Deployable Structures


Engineering applications



Large-scale deployable structures

Morphing wings
Reconfigurable Mechanisms
New 3D overconstrained linkages
Mechanism with multiple closures
Bifurcation and reconfiguration
Origami Structures
Kinematically study the rigid origami patterns
Novel Engineering applications
(1) Emergency tents
(2) Energy-absorbing structures
(3) Light-weight sandwich with origami cores