suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
skylar TIBBITS: the decibot is part of the larger *bot family of programmable matter 1d folding chains. the *bot family contains electromechanical folding @ nm, mm, cm, dm part lengths. the decibot is the largest of the family with overall dimensions of 144″x18″x18″ unfolded and 36″x36″x36″ folded into a cube.
decibot was built under the milli-biology project in neil GERSHENFELD’s center for bits and atoms, mit. decibot was presented with the rest of the *bot family at darpa’s infochemistry conference under the topic of programmable matter.
designer: skylar TIBBITS
project team: neil GERSHENFELD, skylar TIBBITS, ara KNAIAN, peter SCHMIDT-NIELSEN, kenny CHEUNG, max LOBOVSKY, asa OINES, erik DEMAINE, jonathan BACHRACH, scott GREENWALD, forrest GREEN, david DALRYMPLE, steffen REICHERT, jonathan WARD