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December 5, 2012

Face Tracking Lamp

at 12:59 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror, Joss Doggett from Victoria University used Processing, Open CV, a web cam, an Arduino and a bunch of servo motors to make a Face Tracking Lamp! It is quite freaky how well it seems to work. I can see this being quite a cool thing to put in a store front display to attract a crowd of curious people. 

Via: Make and Embedds.com

 “Pinokio comes in the form of a humble anglepoise desk lamp, yet it redefines our experience of a lamp, a robot, or a computer algorithm. Pinokio the lamp is imbued with the ability to be aware of its environment, especially people, and to express a dynamic range of behaviors. 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.”

Video after the jump