‘pinokio’ by adam ben-dror, shanshan zhou and joss dogget

 

 

‘pinokio’ is a result of a collaboration by adam ben-dror (of which designboom covered earlier work here) shanshan zhou and joss dogget from the university of wellington, new zealand. the humble desk lamp is re-envisioned through animatronics – harnessed with the ability to be aware of its environment, especially people, and express a dynamic range of behaviors. through a specially developed algorithm, electronic circuit and structural modifications, ‘pinokio’ is able to respond to the prompts of human movement – bringing the iconic pixar lamp to life.

 

 

a video showing the robot in action

 

 pinokio   the pixar lamp brought to life the humble desk lamp is re-envisioned through animatronics

 

 

pinokio   the pixar lamp brought to lifethrough a specially developed algorithm, electronic circuit and structural modifications, ‘pinokio’ is able to respond to the prompts of human movement

 

 

pinokio   the pixar lamp brought to life

 

 

pinokio   the pixar lamp brought to life

 

 

pinokio   the pixar lamp brought to lifea detail of the electronics

 

 

pinokio   the pixar lamp brought to life‘pinokio’ is harnessed with the ability to be aware of its environment, especially people, and express a dynamic range of behaviors