MIT Soft Rockers Lounge Chair Furniture Design
MIT Soft Rockers Lounge Chair Furniture Design serves as an exceptional charging station disguised primarily as outdoor rocking loaf furniture. The actual SOFT Rocker is unlike various other hard urban infrastructure, where the idea leverages its surroundings in a dynamic manner using man power of balance in order to create a synergetic One particular. 5-axis 35-watt solar tracking system. Run any USB unit, charge your cell phones and possess good time using your friends under cool lighting loops particularly at nighttime for interpersonal gathering.
Soft Rockers lounge chair takes the shape of your leaf-like loop. It has been designed in such a approach to adapt to the latitude additionally sun angle of several web sites using parametric design software as well as automated fabrication on a frivolous Kuka robotic arm. Combining scientific and low-tech design strategies, SOFT Rocker generates electricity, even so, engages the body and also works as excellent furniture by hand. It recasts power generation chiefly as an integrated and widespread public activity as opposed to a centralized, peculiar off-site project of engineering.
Designed by :
Sheila Kennedy, MIT Professor of the Practice of Architecture
James Bayless, UC MArch 2014, KVA Intern
Kaitlyn Bogenschutz, UC BS Arch 2013, KVA Intern
Wardah Inam, MIT PhD Candidate 2015, Electrical Engineering
Jungmin Nam, GSD MArch 2009, KVA Designer
Shevy Rockcastle, MIT SMarchS 2011
Phil Seaton, MIT MArch 2012
Matt Trimble, MIT MArch 2008, RADLAB
Adnon Zolij, MIT BS 2010, Electrical Engineer Vicor, Inc