They can perform movements such as pull, push, bend, or stiffen. This behavior depends entirely on the design of the inner geometry of the system, and that’s what we call a metamaterial.
Seed capsules – such as pine cones, for example – can perform complex, reversible movement based on their cellular arrangement and anisotropic swelling. Similarly, we want to present an alternative approach to traditional robotics through an elegant design that is simpler, familiar and more energy-efficient.
As Humans, we are so familiar with fabrics that they each have different meanings for us. Different textiles can feel comfortable, luxurious, friendly, safe, cosy or sporty for example. We find the solution that’s right for the product and the application.
Motoskins originated at the cross-roads between science and design: research into plant structures and their movement upon drying birthed a conceptual and practical journey focused on translating the principles of the former into design premises.