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Interactive Playground Robots

This Mobile Play Structure Invites Children to Interact with Robots

— September 28, 2015 — Life-Stages
MORPHs 2.0 is a robotic play structure that slowly moves around, encouraging children to experience robots from a young age. The object looks like a playground climbing structure, made up of connecting beams that reach up to be mounted. However, each beam extends and retracts so that it can smoothly roll around. Intriguing as well as safe, the structure stops moving when its sensors recognize that it is being touched or played with.

Built by Interactive Architecture Lab, the magical object is certainly inviting. Providing even more room for interaction, the spongy connectors can be squeezed to move the play structure in a specific direction. The robot also has a GPS system to ensure it doesn't roll out of a certain area and an alarm that activates when it is stolen or outside of its designated boundaries.

Inviting young children to learn about and feel comfortable around robots, the MORPHs 2.0 is part of a wider project to technologize the next generation of makers.
Trend Themes
1. Robot-assisted Playtime - The MORPHs 2.0 robot play structure presents an opportunity for the development of new interactive and educational playtime experiences for children.
2. Sensory Robotics for Children - Sensory robotics can be used to create interactive and engaging learning experiences for children, as demonstrated by the MORPHs 2.0 play structure.
3. Robots in Education - The MORPHs 2.0 play structure illustrates the potential for utilizing robots as an educational tool for young children.
Industry Implications
1. Education - The interactive and sensory experiences provided by the MORPHs 2.0 robot play structure can be adapted for educational use in classrooms and other learning environments.
2. Toy and Games - The MORPHs 2.0 play structure represents a new innovation in the toy and games industry, creating new opportunities for interactive and engaging game experiences.
3. Theme Park and Attractions - The MORPHs 2.0 robot play structure can be adapted for use in theme parks and other family entertainment attractions, providing a unique and novel experience for visitors.
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