Based on Guy Hoffman’s Ph.D thesis on human-robot fluency and nonverbal behavior a new robotic desk lamp has been developed called AUR or robotic desk lamp or a collaborative lighting assistant.

The design of this lamp features an existing 5-DoF robotic arm, though the lamp don’t have any human-like specs but still it manages to develop personal relationship with its human partners via abstract gestures and nonverbal behavior.

Constructed in 3D animation system this lively lamp also uses custom pipeline to enable active management of behaviors. Catch the video to see this so-called objective lamp in action.

Via: Engadget