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The objects you have will be infinitely more flexible a chair will morph into ashes or anything else you want through a new technology known as claytronics Electronics is essentially going to create a new media type way back from the telephone we've had audio which allowed us to send voice and then we had video which allowed us to send voice and pictures so with claytronics the ideas we could send not just sound and picture but actually the 3d shape itself seth goldstein a professor at Carnegie Mellon is one of the developers of claytronics claytronics is a form of programmable matter it's a collection of submillimetre computers essentially these tiny programmable computers are called Katims clay tronic atoms just like atoms are the building blocks of everything in the universe Katims are the basic units of claytronics put enough of these Katims together give them a command and they can assemble themselves into just about anything you want imagine that each one of these little pieces of lead is a Cadillac later on academ so it's a computer that can move around communicate with other computers changes color and then it works together with all the other units to perform some global effect one of the challenges of claytronics is keeping these mini computers attached to one another and all of these robots were using electrostatic forces to hold the robots together this is the same kind of thing that happens when you take a balloon and you rub it on your hair and you put it on the wall then there's the challenge of figuring out the right program one of the ways to view the programming problem of claytronics is how we get what I call ensembl behavior getting all of the individual units to cooperate together to perform a global task if professor goldstein can pull it off the results will be amazing the objects made out of claytronics will be able to form lots of different shapes and the more of these many computers there are the larger the objects that can be manipulated that's how your furniture will be able to do double duty adapting to your needs with claytronics the art on your walls could be changed depending upon your mood your cellphone could turn into a laptop and when your work is done back into a phone but it's most extraordinary application is how claytronics might revolutionize communication one of the main goals of claytronics is to improve human to human communication even when two people aren't in the same room so you can imagine having a call in the future where you pick up your phone and you dial someone and instead of just hearing their voice you see them sitting across from you of course they're made out of plate Ronix there's still where they were originally and that way you can have a very real experience of being in the same place with somebody it's voice picture and touch Music