Do you think the Pixar lamp character is cute? It’s a cheeky lamp that bounces around and investigates the start of the movie.
It clearly had an impact on Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror and Joss Doggett. They’re responsible for this very clever, real life, robotic Pixar lamp. The technologies used are Arduino, OpenCV and Processing. The result is a project called Pinokio.
Adam Ben-Dror asks;
As it negotiates its world, we the human audience can see that Lamp shares many traits possessed by animals, generating a range of emotional sympathies. In the end we may ask: Is Pinokio only a lamp? – a useful machine? Perhaps we should put the book aside and meet a new friend.