6.849 Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra
6.849 Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra (Fall 2012, MIT OCW). Instructor: Professor Erik Demaine. This course focuses on the algorithms for analyzing and designing geometric foldings. Topics include reconfiguration of foldable structures, linkages made from one-dimensional rods connected by hinges, folding two-dimensional paper (origami), and unfolding and folding three-dimensional polyhedra. Applications to architecture, robotics, manufacturing, and biology are also covered in this course. (from ocw.mit.edu)
|Lecture 07 - Origami is Hard|
This lecture introduces universal hinge patterns with the cube and maze gadget. NP-hardness problems involving partition and satisfiability are presented with examples of simple folds, global flat foldability, and disk packing.
|Class 07 - Origami is Hard|
This lecture begins with several examples of box-pleating and maze-folding. Clarifications on NP-hardness are provided with a walkthrough of a proof. Additional folding gadgets are introduced and non-simple folds are addressed.
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