Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
Ikea Robotics was created by Adam Lassy, a graduate from ITP New York. As explained on his site… “A conceptual study of dynamic and responsive environments, using Ikea as the structural platform. I have modified an Ikea Lack table and an Urban chair to create mobile, wireless robots that can dynamically reconfigure interior space in […]
A really sweet little project by ITP student Kacie Kinzer called Tweenbots. “Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and […]
One of my favorite projects, Topobo (2004), is now available to buy. Unfortunately its priced at $499 for a 100 piece kit, but it is aimed at schools afterall and I know they are expensive to produce. I played with it 2005 and am very happy that its made it into (limited) production. “Topobo is […]
4 years ago I saw a great 3d animation called Pipe Dream, part of a DVD of animations called Animusic. Music played by robots, in particular Pipe Dreams was played by very co-ordinated bouncing balls. I recommend you watch it here. The creators never claimed this to be real, but some prankster did. Well now […]
Sony are releasing (in Japan) the Rolly, an egg shaped MP3 player with 1gb flash memory, bluetooth streaming, built in 20mm active speakers and dancing modes. At first I thought this was an extreme gimmick, but after seeing more I find some of the interactions really interesting. This video shows Rolly dancing to a particular […]