Matter just became programmable

Providing smart atoms to empower professionals building multi-purpose tools and tangible interfaces anytime, anywhere.


Tangible and modular environnements

Programmable Matter is composed of micro-robots, millimeter-sized moving computers that will have the ability to move around each other, communicate, change color, and latch to other micro-robots to form different shapes.

🔧 Multi-purpose items

Space and weight saving tools for astronauts

💻 CAD synchronized design

Virtual / Real time feedback for automotive designers

🎮 Flexible and tangible interfaces

Eye-free & custom control panels for pilots and engineers

Available technologies

Our consortium of academics and industrials is proud to present their world most advanced to date creations

Centimeter-size modular distributed execution environments attached to each other using magnets, praised by artists, designed for education and research in modular robotics.

Quasi-spherical micro-robots, able to stick and move around each other, from car maker to astronauts, discover this incredible technological breakthrough!

Behavioral simulation framework for  distributed lattice-based modular robotic systems in a regular 3D environment targeting education and research.

A worldwide consortium

9 academic teams and 4 industrial partners


Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, University of Michigan, Cubeworks


University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, CNRS, FEMTO-ST, LIG, LIB


LiMMS/CNRS, University of Tokyo




University of Liverpool