This MIT lab is making solid objects move… all by themselves.
You’re pretty sure your chair won’t get up and walk away, right? For now, you’re probably right. But Skylar Tibbits and his team at the MIT Self-Assembly Lab envision a weirder future. They’re creating objects that can move and change on their own right before your eyes (imagine, for example, a box that assembles itself). The objects are able to move because of memory programmed into the material they’re made with.
Don’t believe us? Watch the objects in action »