The AUR robotic desk lamp is an inanimate object that acts like a human. It looks around and can even interact with those around it by illuminating them in its changing beam of light. You can watch a short video of this amazing creation here.
The lamp’s design was conceived around an existing 5-DoF robotic arm, and is aimed to evoke a personal relationship with the human partner without resorting to human-like features. By retaining the lamp’s “objectness”, I hope to explore the relationship that can be maintained through abstract gestures and nonverbal behavior alone.