Pinokio – Real Life Pixar Lamp
He’s smart, he’s naive, he’s intelligent and he’s just a lamp! The Real-Life Pixar Lamp called Pinokio has come to reality with awesome artificial intelligence technology. The lamp you saw in the Pixar animated movies, has been designed in the real to stand on desk and amuse you with its incredibly funny and dynamic gestures. Book lovers like it most because it makes possible for machines to interact with humans in a quite decent way while staying on study table. I wish it could jump like the virtual Pixar Lamp.
The lamp is designed antique by Victoria University students Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror, and Joss Doggett using Processing, Arduino, and OpenCV. It has a tiny camera for facial recognition and eight sensors to detect movements. Not just that, it listens to the sounds in environment and understands what is going on around. Is someone playing hide and seek with him? Well he understands those gestures too. The mass production of this lamp will start after developers get the safety approval license. [official site]