MoleBot, developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, is a game board that looks like a mole is running around beneath the surface.

A team from the Department of Industrial Design at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a new game robot concept called MoleBot. A transformable game-board inspired table allows people to interact with objects and props, as a mole seemingly moves under the surface.

The MoleBot table consists of approximately 15,000 small cubes, and as the xobject inside the table moves, the cubes slide as if a mole is inside. By using a joystick, users can enjoy physical interaction with the table and a wide range of games. The MoleBot can also be operated with hand gestures using ‘Kinect,’ a motion sensing input device developed by Microsoft, making it possible to enjoy games as if playing with a pet.

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