The AI Light is made in nylon using EOS's laser sintering process. Inside each wing are two actuators, one to control bending and one to control twisting; these allow the light to perform fluid, organic transformations, rather than harsh, robotic movements. The 'AI' refers to the way in which the light learns from its surroundings, and allows what Assa calls "training rather than controlling."
(Via Beyond the Beyond.)
Saturday, August 16, 2008
In the not-so-distant future, lighting fixtures will approximate sentience.