02 Mar Robot Furniture

Redecorating takes on a whole new meaning when you incorporate the tech of the future. Robotic furniture is the latest solution to space saving in small homes and apartments. Your 500-square foot apartment has much more room to spare when you can tuck your entire bed away inside your dresser with the simple touch of a button. These transformative pieces of furniture, called Ori Systems, were designed by MIT and offer a much-needed advancement in smart home technology.

With the tagline “one room, a hundred ways” it’s not hard to imagine the diverse options robotic furniture offers. Using an app, touchpad, or voice command, your furniture can rearrange itself into a variety of possible compositions, enabling your space to do the redecorating for you. Ori Systems comes with three settings; bed mode, wardrobe mode, and lounge mode. In bed mode, your bed slides out of its neatly hidden cubby so you can hit the hay. When you wake up, you can get ready for the day with wardrobe mode. In this setting, your bed tucks itself away, allowing you to access your drawers, storage, and hanging space. If you invite a few friends over, choosing lounge mode opens up the space by pushing your furniture against the wall.

Modular robotics is the “magic” behind Ori Systems. This technology consists of self-reconfiguring autonomous machines that can change shape to adapt to their conditions. When it comes to robotic furniture, this could mean your desk carefully moving itself into the corner to create more space in the center of the room. Ori Systems’ multipurpose furniture is currently designed with bed, storage, and workspace components and can function both electronically and manually.

In a world of ever-shrinking square footage, smart furniture is giving people a chance to make the most of their tiny spaces. By combining major furniture set pieces into one versatile unit and allowing for customizable movement and arrangement, Ori Systems has created a solution that renters and owners alike can appreciate.

Bruce Freides