Creating Organic-like Movement in Soft Materials

The Animating Matter system is a magnetic force control platform that moves a soft material layer, striving to create continuous organic-like movement in a variety of soft materials such as textile, foam, paper or silicon.
We aim to empower designers to generate expressive movement with a broad range of materials, using the unique physical properties and internal structure of each material to results in different types of movements and behaviors.
By enabling new forms of digitally-controlled expressive movement, we wish to expand the range of expression and communication we use with connected devices.

Animating Matter is a project I am leading at the miLAB under Dr. Oren Zuckerman's supervision.

Animating Matter: Creating Organic-like Movement in Soft Materials DIS 2107