MoleBot: Mole in a Table by Woohun Lee. MoleBot is a mole robot built under a transformable game-board inspired table that allows people to enjoy playful interactions with everyday objects and props, and experience what it feels like to have a mole live under your table. It was exhibited at SIGGRAPH 2011 Emerging Technologies from August 7 to 11 in Vancouver, Canada. The MoleBot project was invited at Laval Virtual 2012 and won the Laval Virtual Awards grand prix on March 29, 2012.
A short introduction to DIRTI for iPad's soundscapes: Fire, Water, Electricity, Trains, Bees, Birds, Dishes and Wind. Find out more about the project: user.io/dirti-for-ipad Made with love by User Studio (user.io) In collaboration with researcher Diemo Schwarz from IMTR (Real-Time Music Interaction, imtr.ircam.fr) team at IRCAM (Centre Georges Pompidou) As well as with sound designer Roland Cahen (roland.cahen.pagesperso-orange.fr/)
INAHO interactive robotic light [LEXUS design award 2013] - artificial muscle fibres controlled by electricity are attached to the INAHO's 'root'. When the sensors detect a person, muscle fibres shrink and this gives a trigger of swaying. As the stem of INAHO is elastic, this small stimuli can be amplified into a dramatic motion.
Touchscreens are probably the WORST interface for the visually impaired, that is why the Textura brings a screen replacement surface that is made for braille, along with a classy, sleek design to the phone.
What will the world look like when we move beyond the keyboard and mouse? Interaction designer Sean Follmer is building a future with machines that bring information to life under your fingers as you work with it. In this talk, check out prototypes for a 3D shape-shifting table, a phone that turns into a wristband, a deformable game controller and more that may change the way we live and work.