Robotic surface membrane

This prototype is representative of an approach to develop transformable architectural surfaces. In an attempt to develop surface-systems with malleable qualities of textile, this prototype was developed using pneumatic actuators over flat triangular surface-tiles. Transformable membranes could intelligently adapt to changing spatial and environmental needs by undergoing shape transformation. The system presented involves embedded computation techniques including sensing, interaction and , ANN based control automation to induce transformative capacities within architectural surfaces.

Source: 27 June 2006