Claytronics, CMU School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.
Carnegie Mellon University's Claytronics project is a precursor of our Programmable Matter project. It combines modular robotics, systems nanotechnology and computer science to create the dynamic, 3-Dimensional display of electronic information known as claytronics. Its goal to give tangible, interactive forms to information so that a user's senses will experience digital environments as though they are indistinguishable from reality. Development of this powerful form of information display represents a partnership between the School of Computer Sciences of Carnegie Mellon University, Intel Corporation at its Pittsburgh Laboratory and FEMTO-ST Institute.