Cubimorph-A 'Smart'phone

A human brain is super amazing and intelligent. If we compare our present lifestyle with the facilities that were available to people years ago, we will realize how much we have evolved over the years. There was a time when people communicated with letters. Only a sheet of paper they had to jot down their emotions in words. Gradually, telephones started ringing in every house. It was not long when we developed a smartphone which is really ‘smart’. With all the facilities our smartphone has, we feel content and technologically advanced. But, is this the end of development in mobile phones? Certainly not!

Researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom has developed a smartphone called Cubimorph with a very unique feature. This smartphone automatically transforms into different shapes depending on the desired function and gets back to its original one when you receive a message or a call. Wondering how is this even possible? Here is the answer.


This device is made from a series of cubes which are connected to each other just like you see in a Rubix cube. And all the six sides of each cube is covered with a tiny touchscreen. Inside the cubes are disks or turntables that helps them in moving on any of the edges. So, for example, if you are launching a gaming app, the phone will transform into a console.

Though this device is still at its initial stage of development, but, this innovation is new and will strike the right chord with the consumers who are always on the lookout for something trendy and classy. For the smartphone market, Cubimorph seems to be a promising product.

The research is led by Dr. Anne Roudaut from the Department of Computer Science in University of Bristol, UK. This device will be presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). The researchers claim that this device could be out in the market in the next ten years.

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