Actuated WorkbenchGian Pangaro, Dan Maynes-Aminzade, and Professor Hiroshi Ishii / 2002

Actuated Workbench

The Actuated Workbench is a device that uses magnetic forces to move objects on a table in two dimensions. It is intended for use with existing tabletop tangible interfaces, providing an additional feedback loop for computer output, and helping to resolve inconsistencies that otherwise arise from the computer’s inability to move objects on the table.