Researchers create Rubik’s cube-like touchscreen show

at the same time as modular smartphones like Fairphone or Google’s project Ara are nonetheless works-in-progress, a set of researchers from the college of Bristol’s interplay group have designed a slick new reconfigurable form for touchscreen presentations. The Cubimorph, as large calls it, is a unmarried display built out of smaller, six-sided display cubes which are daisy-chained collectively and may be repositioned not in contrast to a Rubik’s dice with a little more flexibility.

In a case proposed with the aid of the research group, a tool like a flat smartphone might be folded and reconfigured into the shape of a recreation controller. Or, in a much less realistic instance, you may truly roll your phone out right into a square log with a postage-stamp sized display on one end. For users who have been by no means very good at spatial reasoning or origami, an algorithm will assist determine the best way to curve and fold the display into the preferred shape.

even as the tool is still within the awkward prototype phase at this point, the research team will gift it to a panel on the worldwide convention on Robotics and Automation in Stockholm later this week.