Researchers in Switzerland have created a robot that may change the landscape of our living rooms. Roombots are morphing robots able to take the shape of objects such as chairs, tables, and stools. The robots are made of interlocking modules that shift and rotate, allowing the machine to easily change shape and move into the desired position and configuration.
The researchers plan to use Roombots to create furniture that assists elderly people by adapting to their needs. For example, the robot might reconfigure to provide a place to sit, or lend steady support to someone who has fallen down. Read more about Roombots here.