Curved-folding-inspired deployable compliant rolling-contact element (D-CORE)

  title={Curved-folding-inspired deployable compliant rolling-contact element (D-CORE)},
  author={T. G. Nelson and R. Lang and S. Magleby and L. Howell},
  journal={Mechanism and Machine Theory},
Abstract This work describes a deployable compliant rolling-contact element joint (D-CORE joint) that employs curved-folding origami techniques to enable transition from a flat to deployed state. These deployable joints can be manufactured from a single sheet of material. Two fundamental configurations of the D-CORE are presented. The first configuration allows for motion similar to that of a Jacob's ladder when the joint is in a planar state while achieving the motion of a CORE when in the… Expand
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