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Choreographing Robotic Chairs

@MIT Media LAb

How many hours do you spend in front of a computer? It's not just about position, it's about movement!


The robotic chair developed by MIT research scientist (McGovern Institute for Brain Research) Simon Hong aims to solve one of the most prevalent problems that workers face: back pain caused by sitting too much. The electric-powered chair works by letting a worker sit on one side of the chair while standing on the other. After the user sets a timer, half of the chair's seat falls while the other side rises.


During Hacking Arts 2015 at MIT Media Lab, João Silveira and Karen Huang joined Simon to improve the concept of the product related to the importance of the movement.

The final product was presented to the audience with a performance titled ChairBot Dance: robotic, science, art, technology.... MOVEMENT!

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