Otto Ng, an architect and technologist from the University of Toronto's RAD (Responsive Architecture at Daniels) program, has developed an interesting adaptable design called Wallbots, a kinetic wall system that is responsive to different living spaces.
Using electronic and kinetic systems, Wallbots can configure and reconfigure itself to better suit a person's changing needs. The wall system is mobile and user-responsive, adapting itself to changing real-time data, such as the weather, a person's social network profile or the person's behavior.
Designed with an origami-like skin, Wallbots can stretch from 1 meter to 1.5 meters and communicate with each other via a wireless connection. Each of the Wallbots can navigate itself freely on wheels or attach to another Wallbot via an electromagnetic mechanism with infra-red positioning feedback, describes the designer's site.
Responsive Wall Systems
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