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Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Gadgets |

Is Pixar logo, animated robot or a lamp?

Is Pixar logo, animated robot or a lamp?

The lamp Pinokio is not just a play on words in English with ‘Pinocchio’, nor just a tribute to the lamp Luxo Jr., Pixar emblem , but an invention that gives life to inanimate objects through a camera web, a mechanical iris and a microphone to track your movements.

Pinokio was created by Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror and Joss Doggett, seeking to explore the potential of physical expression and behavior of a robot, as the invention is powered by open hardware platform to give a particular personality capable of delivering a wide range of different behaviors.

As seen in the video, and follow your movements lamp is able to recognize sounds and situations where the person is hiding the extent of his sight, as if playing hide and seek. What is definite is that the cool pet that I would have asked too much attention because if unplugging suffice.

Link: Inspired by Pixar, animatronic ‘Pinokio’ desk lamp Movements tracks, reacts to environment (The Verge)

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