IKEA is partnering with Ori, an American startup, to offer robotic furniture that fits a bed, couch, desk, and storage in less than 115 square feet of space.
That’s an ideal solution for small apartment dwellers. With a push of a button, a bed can slide under the unit or a desk can be retracted to open up floor spaces, turning limited quarters into smart spaces.
Video Spotlight: Robotic furniture transforms studio apartments
This post is based on the Engadget article, IKEA is working on robotic furniture for small apartments, by Christine Fisher, June 5, 2019; and the YouTube video, Robotic furniture transforms studio apartments, by NJ.com, December 22, 2017. Image source: Ingram Publishing
1. What are the factors that drive IKEA to create a line of robotic furniture?
Guidance: Ori is a technology start-up that has designed furniture for modern living in very small spaces. Ikea wants to take advantage of the urban living trend where space is valuable and scarce, and people struggle with the challenge of small apartment living.
2. What is the operational significance of IKEA’s robotic furniture?
Guidance: The robotic furniture represents IKEA’s latest innovation in Continue reading