Tofu, named after the squashing and stretching food product, is a funky piece of machinery created by the clever folks over at the MIT Media Lab.
Clever use of compliant materials and elastic coupling, provide an actuation method that is vibrant yet robust. Instead of using eyes actuated by motors, TOFU uses inexpensive OLED displays, which offer highly dynamic and lifelike motion.
Here’s a video clip of Tofu showing off some moves:
Head over to the MIT Media Lab website to read more about the Tofu robot.
Via a bunch of great web neighbors:
- Boing Boing Gadgets
- Fast Company
- Slippery Brick