A Morphee prototype that uses shape memory alloy wires to change into a console-like shape for gaming
Self-actuated shape-changing devices could bend themselves to hide private user information from passers by
Some of the shape-shifting Morphee prototypes that boast different "shape resolution"
The ten features of the team's proposed shape resolution metric
There may soon be another technical specification to consider when buying a mobile device. Researchers from the University of Bristol and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI Saarbrücken) have coined the term “shape resolution” to indicate the self-actuated shape-shifting abilities they believe will be featured in the next generation of mobile devices. To demonstrate this new metric, the researchers have developed a number of prototype shape-shifting devices they have dubbed “Morphees,” which have the potential to change their shape on demand, depending on the desired use.
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