Pinokio — The Robotic Lamp

Here we have a robotic lamp named Pinokio created by Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror, Joss Doggett at the Victoria University of Wellington. The lamp interacts with its environment and people and was designed to explore the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing.

robotic lamp

“Customized computer code and electronic circuit design imbues Lamp with the ability to be aware of its environment, especially people, and to expresses a dynamic range of behaviour. As it negotiates its world, through the synthesis of the algorithm, electronic circuit and structural modifications; we the human audience can see that Pinokio shares many traits possessed by animals, generating a range of emotional sympathies.”