May 26, 2016
Imagine a Rubik's Cube-like device that could morph from a smartphone to a game controller. That's the idea behind Cubimorph, a concept jointly developed by the University of Bristol in England and Purdue's C Design Lab. Tiny touchscreen cubes, connected via custom-designed turntable hinges, allow the user to reconfigure their device, while all the tiny screens stay connected and coordinated. After the project was presented last week to the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Stockholm, Cubimorph received big media attention from Yahoo, Discovery News, CNet, Engadget, Gizmodo, and many others.