Joto Robotic Drawing Board

A connected display for notes, messages and even art

London design studio Those continues to probe the impact of screens on human behavior. With Joto, debuting on Kickstarter today, they have reimagined the whiteboard. Here, a wipe-clean display meets a mechanical arm holding a pen and eraser attachment. By way of app-control (through any web-connected device), users can activate the pen attachment—sending lists, messages or illustrations to the drawing board. The app itself connects with far more: Amazon Alexa pairing enables voice commands, Spotify syncing lets currently playing data appear on the board, even Twitter notifications can be auto-delivered. Joto is an interesting, new means of connecting the physical and digital worlds. Whiteboards have long been a tool for brainstorming, inspiration and organization, and coupled with the functionality of real-time mechanical drawing, its value grows in many ways.

Joto is currently funding on Kickstarter, available to early-bird backers for $150.

Images and video courtesy of Those Design Studio