6.849: Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra (Fall 2012)

Prof. Erik Demaine       TA: Jayson Lynch


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[+] Universal hinge patterns: box-pleating history; maze-folding prints.
NP-hardness: simple foldability; crease pattern flat foldability.

This class starts with some artistic examples related to the two universality results covered in Lecture 7: box pleating and maze folding.

Second, we review the NP-hardness proofs from Lecture 7:

  • What does hardness really mean?
  • Details of the simple fold hardness proof
  • Details of the flat foldability hardness proof
  • Extension to when given the mountain-valley assignment

Finally, we cover a new (this year) result: 2 × n map folding can be solved in polynomial time. (m × n map folding remains unsolved.)

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Figure 12.4 on page 423 of Origami Design Secrets (1st edition)

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