When detailed into non-reversible systems or one-way erection, thermobimetal systems can be used to ease construction using no tools. In some cases, they can be designed to erect or assemble themselves. This collaborative relationship is the introduction of "cobots" (or collaborative robots) to architecture.
2014 to present
This one-way erecting tower grows to 4" tall
2017 to present
This unusual wheel inflates when heated into a ball
Only two pieces form this exo/endo-skeleton