MIT Media Lab trials modular tiles that self-assemble into "entirely novel type of space architecture"

By Alice Finney

Researchers at MIT Media Lab have tested modular tiles that autonomously assemble to create habitats in space on the latest mission to the International Space Station.

Called Tesserae, the project aims to create future space habitats from reconfigurable tiles that assemble while in orbit around the moon or Earth.

MIT suggested the tiles can be used to form designs from "geodesic dome habitats, to microgravity concert halls, to space cathedrals."

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