Real-life Pixar lamp interacts with humans and is totally adorable

Every now and then, we stumble across a robotics project that just makes our hearts melt. Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror, and Joss Doggett used Processing, Arduino, and OpenCV to create Pinokio, a robotic lamp that calls to mind Pixar's bouncing mascot, Luxo Jr. And Pinokio is most certainly worthy of the comparison,… »12/02/12 1:30pm12/02/12 1:30pm