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Robotic Folding Furniture For A Small Living Space

Posted July 29, 2016

Living space particularly in a big cities has become expensive. Furniture startup Ori Systems comes to help designing a shape-shifting robotic furniture.

The firm’s primary aim was to create a single unit that could transform a micro studio or a one bedroom apartment into a living space with multiple different rooms, based on the changing activities of the occupant. A video presents how it looks like:

It was combined robotics, architecture and design. The unit is able to move back and forth on wheels and is driven by a conventional electric motor that is powered by a mains outlet, without the need for tracks on the floor.

When unit is moved away from a wall it splits a space into two rooms. A flat profile on one side means that the unit can be positioned against a wall when not in use, thereby effectively creating a larger room on the other side.

The modular robotic technology and intelligent systems could be useful in a variety of other environments where saving a room’s space may be important.

The video below provides a look at company’s first unit.


Source: Ori Systems

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