Can one system of tiny robo-modules attached together in a line transform into multiple tools, interfaces, and creative opportunities? This is ChainFORM from a team at MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group, a hardware system that includes touch detection, angular detection, visual output, and motor actuation within each module. The project is an expansion on the lab’s 2015 LineFORM project:
What would you program ChainFORM to turn into?Next: InFORM. Plus these: Modular, self-assembling robots from EPFL and MIT, Sticky Actuator: Inflatable stick-on pouch motors, and Can A Thousand Tiny Swarming Robots Outsmart Nature?
via Prosthetic Knowledge.