Most amazing chair you'll see

by Omar Sep 14, 2007 fileunderFound in Furniture

First it was the most Amazing table, next came the Amazing couch, now comes the Amazing chair to round out your Amazing furniture collection. Invented by mad scientists as Cornell University, the Robotic Chair puts itself back together after it's been broken. Yes, like the T-1000.


As you can see, this is the beginning stages of the robot uprising. How can you kill something that will just heal itself?

Note about the clip: this is my little edited version that of the original, where I just added the opening song to Ghost in the Shell for effect.

Update: Thanks to all the stumblers checking out this video!


1.  avatar Erik said:

Pretty cool. The music goes perfectly with the clip. Read more about this robotic chair in this Cornell article.
Sep 14, 2007 4:17pm
2.  avatar V-Dawg said:

Now that's some creative out-of-the-box thinking!!!
Sep 14, 2007 5:05pm
3.  avatar madman1969 said:

The music's from the opening scene of the film "Akira".
Sep 14, 2007 8:47pm
4.  avatar Omar said:

Ghost in the Shell. I even linked to the intro video! Akira is faster and features a male choir instead of a high pitched (I'm assuming) female. Both are fantastic songs though!
Sep 15, 2007 12:34am
5.  avatar GT-D said:

yeah deff. GitS - thats amazing, but can you sit on it?
Sep 18, 2007 11:13am
6.  avatar Omar said:

I just wanted to add how absolutely perfect the GitS opening worked for the video. I honest to God made VERY minor modifications to the audio. The only thing I did was loop a 20 second portion, and everything just fit perfectly. Well, IMO anyway, I think it works well :)
Sep 18, 2007 5:57pm
7.  avatar dylanthomas said:

why would you want a chair that breaks?
Sep 19, 2007 2:54am
8.  avatar Erik said:

You wouldn't. I think that this is a proof-of-concept kind of thing. This chair has no practical value. Just make a chair that doesn't break like they've been doing for thousands of years. It's a project that examines the possibility of mechanical self-reparation.
Sep 19, 2007 11:09am
9.  avatar thelandp said:

So does this represent a device that can be used to reverse entropy?
Sep 21, 2007 9:39pm
10.  avatar CrackPot said:

What about the military applications? When will it be available for service in the war against terrorism? We need such tools to defend our freedom!
Sep 21, 2007 11:43pm
11.  avatar leew said:

What a waste of time and money! .... just say you used this approach on something else umm a tank then it would only be of any use if the tank broke in percific places ,, the chances of that happening are rather slim ,,, eg i could break one them chair legs in half where there is no motor and it aint gonna be able to fix itself .. what a retarded contraption ..... nice tune though theres a drum and bass remix of that by a fella called makai and another remix of his version by ill skillz thats worth a ganders
Sep 22, 2007 3:52pm
12.  avatar thegrin said:

neat use of technology..

but why would a chair need to fall apart in the first place?
Sep 22, 2007 8:52pm
13.  avatar Jack Alton said:

So you can prove it can fix itself!
It's like making a bow and arrow out of a Bic pen (make a hole in the middle). You don't need a bow - pen, but u made one anyway for the heck of it. Things like this incite creativity - by thinking about something like this and actually making it, you will get new ideas to improve upon it, or apply the original idea to other things. You can't tell me that you can't agree - no one is so uncreative (i hope).
Sep 23, 2007 12:17am
14.  avatar Erik said:

Jemaine and Bret are on to something

Sep 23, 2007 2:04pm
15.  avatar thegrin said:

hey Jack Alton.


bow pen = office time destruction and hilarity.

chair that breaks = useless piece of furniture.

you my friend are a fool.
Sep 23, 2007 2:52pm
16.  avatar Amanie said:

It's like the Terminator...everything has to start somewhere.
Sep 23, 2007 4:49pm
17.  avatar Grahamster said:

yeah great, i can do that
Sep 24, 2007 4:20pm
18.  avatar Jan said:

that video looks fake. but whats the use for a chair that can only break at pre-determined spots?
Nov 16, 2007 4:53pm
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