The MIT Tangible Media Group generally makes every type of amazing projects with the help of blocks and sensors in which some are able to imitate water while others let musicians touch music.
Now they have developed the interactive table top which is known as Materiable Project. It can act like different materials. These motorised blocks are programmed with several algorithms.
These blocks can move up and down when they have touched to reflect movement. This moving block can be used for Geosciences studies as well as medical education.
As we all know that rippling waves passing across the surface of water can be mesmerising to watch but replicating that movement is quite amazing and tough task. So this shape shifting table top has been developed by the researchers that cam mimic the movement of everything from water to human skin.
It is an interactive table top that represents the material properties by using shape changing interfaces. These shape changing interfaces have been around for a while but this project is considering the existing technology one step ahead.
According to the researchers, shape changing interfaces provide the physical shapes to the digital data so that the users could feel as well as manipulate data with their hand and bodies.
However, in our daily life, the physical objects have shape along with various material properties. This program also considers the properties of the material instead of giving physical shapes to digital data.
It allows user in order to manipulate the table top. Users now are able to see the table interact as if it were water, rubber or a mattress or human skin.