The Ratchair prototype, currently demonstrated at Siggraph 2016 in Anaheim, won the prestigious Digital Content Expo Prize and will be showcased in Tokyo later this year.
RatChair, furniture that learns to move itself by vibration, is developed in the team of professor Daniel Saakes. It entails a strategy for displacing big objects by attaching relatively small vibration sources. After learning how several random bursts of vibration affect its pose, an optimization algorithm discovers the optimal sequence of vibration patterns required to (slowly but surely) move the object to a specified position. Read more on http://mid.kaist.ac.kr/projects/ratchair
Digital Content Expo (DC EXPO) is an international event focused on digital content technology, showing the future image of the digital content industry in five to 10 years from now and utilized as place to exchange the latest information by researchers, creators and companies active in the industry. Each year the best 20 items of Innovative Technologies 2016 will be exhibited at DC EXPO which are chosen from entries prompted widely from the industry to discover excellent technology.