Ariel Ekblaw (US)

Self Assembling Space Architecture

TESSERAE demonstrates a self-assembling geodesic dome structure for future space habitats in orbit. The “Tessellated Electromagnetic Space Structures for the Exploration of Reconfigurable, Adaptive Environments” (TESSERAE) prototype has been tested in zero gravity, and explores the use of natively embedded sensor networks and magnetic jointing for in-space, floating assembly.

TESSERAE/Ariel Ekblaw (US), Credit: Ariel Ekblaw

MIT Media Lab, Responsive Environments, Pl: Joseph Paradiso