Robotic Furniture

Or so they're telling me

#Robots

Sun, Aug 21st, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Calling the system architectural robotics, the transforming furniture by ORI developed by MIT Media Lab CityHome basically takes IKEA-looking furniture, gives it wheels, and makes it do a bunch of stuff depending on what button you press. Roll it this way and it spits out a bed. Roll it that way and you can watch TV. Apparently this qualifies as robotics as well. Check out this gem of a description:

Guided by the principal that interior space, particularly in high-density urban innovation centers around the world, has become too expensive to be static and unresponsive, Ori’s breakthrough innovation, technology and design create dynamic environments that act and feel as though they are substantially larger. Through architectural robotics, Ori’s systems promise to liberate urban design, provide new user experiences, and unlock the potential of the places we increasingly want to live, work and play. The robotic technologies come out of MIT Media Lab's CityHome project, focused on utilizing technology to respond to the challenges of global urbanization.

Say what? To be honest, their description sounds like completely senseless hyperbole and I'm surprised they didn't say things like synergy and paradyme while they were at it.

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