Responsive Origami

A Modular Approach to Fabricate Dynamic Surfaces Reactive to Socio-environmental Conditions
  • Mostafa AlaniEmail author
  • Michael C. Kleiss
  • Arash Soleimani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12203)


This paper presents the design and programming of origami-based, dynamic surfaces. Two functional prototypes were developed: a fixed-site prototype and a modular prototype. The paper discusses the hardware and software design of each prototype. The hardware design part discusses the physical structure of the system. The design of the system software includes developing algorithms to make decisions and providing information to the actuation mechanism to respond by changing the physical state of the system. The design of the modular-based prototype employs a “minimum inventory maximum diversity” strategy to develop programmable units that can be tessellated in a variety of ways to construct culturally inspired, dynamic geometric patterns.


Responsive Interactive Embedded computation Origami, reconfigurable Built environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mostafa Alani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael C. Kleiss
    • 2
  • Arash Soleimani
    • 3
  1. 1.Aliraqia UniversityBaghdadIraq
  2. 2.Clemson UniversityClemsonUSA
  3. 3.Kennesaw State UniversityMariettaUSA

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