Move-it: A Paperclip System that Provides Actuation for Sticky Notes
Y. Kentaro, K. Probst, M. Sugimoto, M. Haller, M. Inami - Move-it: A Paperclip System that Provides Actuation for Sticky Notes - Proceedings ROBOMEC 2013, Tsukuba, Japan, 2013
“Move-it” is active paperclip system that transforms traditional paper into an active digital medium by adding content recognition and automated actuation. Each paperclip consists of a polyester plate and shape memory alloy (SMA) as an actuator, and photo-reflectors as sensors that recognize the ID each sheet of paper has. Every stroke can be tracked by Anoto pen and addressed to a unique page because each sheet of paper has a unique dot pattern for the capturing. The pen transmits the recorded strokes to the system, which then converts the strokes to digital text and classifies them. Whenever a paperclip is activated by the system, the SMA shrinks and provides us with real-time feedback through active physical deformation of the paper. Our goal is to transform paper from a static medium into an active physical tool that provides real-time feedback for temporary storage, communication, and reminding.