The device consists of a chain of cubes with touch screens that can be connected to each other in different configurations, forming three-dimensional shapes. Each cube has 6 miniature touch surfaces (one for each face) mounted on a turntable with mounting loops.
They make it possible to rotate cubes in four directions and form various 3D forms. As an example, scientists turned a standard rectangular phone into a game controller.
The full image is formed across the mini-screens, similar to large multi-screen displays, which are often used for street advertising, stage design or for holding mass events.
“Cubimorph is the first step towards creating a modular, interactive device,” says Anne Roudat, “there is still much to be done before such devices become available to users. But we hope that our work will open a discussion for further development of interaction between man, computer and robots, which, of course, can be useful to each other. “