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Breaks and Puts Itself Back Together

 - Nov 14, 2006   Updated: Aug 11 2011
References: gizmodo
This is a really amazing robotic chair that actually collapses on its own. Gizmodo, had this to say, "We've seen some weird robots before, but this one hits an 8 on the freak factor scale. Created by Raffaello D'Andrea and Max Dean, the Transformer chair looks like your grandmother's ordinary kitchen chair, but say the magic words and it collapses itself and then transforms itself back into a chair. Don't believe us?"

Implications - Companies can appeal to tech-savvy customers by integrating new forms of technology into traditional everyday items and home furnishings. Customers are attracted to inventive designs that offer a distinctive style and experience for the buyer. Due to credit crunch, housing and transportation options for consumers have decreased in size, creating a need for items that are compact and easily stored. Businesses can benefit from these times by creating unique solutions that incorporate functionality and technological advancements.