As often happens in mathematics, a theory originally developed for its own aesthetic value has led to some surprising practical applications. In addition, it has shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and solved practical engineering problems. Lang gives examples of how origami has enabled safer airbags, Brobdingnagian space telescopes, and more.
Robert J. Lang is recognized as one of the worldâ€™s leading masters of the art of origami and its scientific and technological applications. He is noted for designs of great detail and realism, and includes in his repertoire some of the most complex origami designs ever created.
Robert has consulted on the application of origami to engineering problems including medical devices, air-bag design, and expandable space telescopes. He is the author or co-author of eight books and numerous articles on origami and is a regular lecturer on the connections between origami, mathematics, science, and technology.
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