Robotic furniture for tiny living

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A MIT research project that uses robotics to make small spaces more liveable has inspired a shape-shifting, expandable walk-in closet. Dubbed the Ori Closet, the innovation emerged from the CityHome research project. CityHome is a 200-square foot apartment that expands with the wave of the hand to provide triple the usable footprint. It is just one of the many innovations that aims to make more use out of limited space. For example, an AI-based storage system makes use of ceiling space and a QR code wallpaper creates a virtual bookcase. CityHome lead researcher Hasier Larrea founded Ori to commercialise the technology…

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