“Funktionide – New Promises” is the title of the bachelor thesis of Stefan Ulrich. He researched how new materials and technologies will change the way we will design and interact with products. He believes that product will become alive and will have some sort of own behavior.
This first video shows you his test setup with several, different electroactive polymers. He used an arduino board to control the several experiments. You should really watch it, I guess you don’t see electroactive polymers on a daily basis. By the way the video is very well edited.
The second video is a concept visualisation of such a possible future product.