Washington: Lamps that follow you around and tables that bring you your dinner is not far from coming to reality as "Roombots" bring the concept of going mobile to your furniture.
Scientists from the Biorobotics Laboratory (Biorob) at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have created what they`re calling "Roombots," modular robotic balls that can roll around, join together and merge with furniture to make it mobile, CNet reported.
Each one of the Roombots modules features a battery, three motors, and a wireless antenna.
They also have small "claws" that pop out to help them link up with a pal, or climb special hole-filled surfaces. The surfaces can be affixed to existing furniture and then the Roombots can get to work transforming it to the user`s desires.