Robotic Walls Move Themselves To Create Separate Living Spaces
Otto Ng's 'Wallbots' is a mobile wall system that can reconfigure itself based on real-time information like the weather and user behavior.
Architect and technologist Otto Ng developed a project called Wallbots at the University of Toronto's RAD (Responsive Architecture at Daniels), which makes living spaces fit people based on their ever-changing needs.
Wallbots is a kinetic wall system that can create a user-responsive environment. It has mobile and self-guiding sections and can reconfigure itself in response to real-time data like weather, social networking, and user behavior.
Wallbots can stretch from 1m to 1.5m by expanding their origami skin and kinetic skeleton. They can move and navigate freely in co-ordination with each other to form an ever-changing spatial boundary. They join together using a simple electromagnetic mechanism and infra-red positioning feedback.