Robotic Furniture Changes Shape Based On Its Owner’s Needs [Video]
Roombots can latch onto or release other modules to create pieces as needed.
Researchers from the Biorobotics Laboratory (BIOROB) at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed robotic modules that can move and change shape to transform into different types of furniture as required by the user.
Roombots are modular pieces that can be stacked together to create different kinds of structures. The Roombots can release or latch onto other pieces to create different structures like a bench or a table. Auke Ijspeert, head of the BIOROB, said that eventually, all users will need to do in the future is configure the layout of a room and let the robotic modules change their own configuration to fit the room.