Dynamic robotic surfaces /RESEARCH

Most robots have been designed to carry out industrial tasks.


The Instutute of Industrial Sciences at Tokyo University wanted to rethink today’s robots and incorporate their research technologies into this new vision.

We worked alongside three different research labs to create a more natural interace that communicates some of the most crucial messages when working in a team.

A catalogue of 10 skin gestures for collaborative work with robots was created. Using a combination of 3D printing technology, soft robotics principles and microfluidics knowdlege our team developed 3 skin prototypes aiming to alert humans about physical fatigue, behaviour code and robot’s attentiveness.