Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Real Life Luxo, Jr.: I Love Lamp

 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  December 2, 2012


Remember the classic Pixar animated clip, Luxo, Jr.? You know, the one with the pair of articulating Anglepoise lamps playing around, and shown with the Pixar logo at the beginning of their flicks? Well, in the latest occurrence of life imitating art imitating life, some guys have actually built an animatronic lamp that moves around like the one in the movies.

pinokio_luxo_lamp

Well, maybe it’s not exactly like the one in the movies – for starters, this lamp is black, and both Luxo, Sr. and Jr. were white. Plus, this lamp is designed to interact with humans, tracking faces and sounds – not bounce around on a little rubber ball. Using custom code, the lamp is able to express a personality in much the same way that the lamps did in the movie.

The robotic lamp, named Pinokio, was created by Victoria University students Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror, and Joss Doggett using Processing, Arduino, and OpenCV. If they ever manage to mass-produce these things and then license them through Pixar, they’ll sell millions.

[via TDW via io9]



Hi-Tec City-to-Trail Crossover Hiking Boots

Hi-Tec City-to-Trail Crossover Hiking Boots

OnTrack Titanium AirTag Armor

OnTrack Titanium AirTag Armor

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Trailer)

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Trailer)

The Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer Bully Blazes with Nearly 1200 Horsepower

The Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer Bully Blazes with Nearly 1200 Horsepower

2022 Ford GT LM Special Edition Is The Last GT of This Generation

2022 Ford GT LM Special Edition Is The Last GT of This Generation

2022 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION Review: A Road-Tripper’s Delight

2022 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION Review: A Road-Tripper’s Delight

Advertisement