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Chuck Hoberman, Unfolding Structures Inventor
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Hoberman, age 4, cutting paper for an art project


Hoberman, age 4, cutting paper for an art project








How Did Combining Those Interests Help Hoberman Invent?

“I started with a degree in sculpture. I wanted to make sculptures that moved. But I got frustrated because I didn’t really know how to build and design the structures I wanted so they actually worked. To me, engineering was the path to take to learn how to build what I wanted.”

“When I graduated from engineering school, I worked for a robotics company installing robotic systems in factories. It was around that time I became interested in folding structures in a way that an artist gets fascinated with a certain theme.”

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