Animatronic lamp inspired by Pixar’s ‘Luxo Jr.’

Andrew Liszewski for Gizmodo:

Great news for anyone who’s ever dreamed of their boring desk lamp coming to life as their lovable sidekick. Inspired by the animated Luxo lamp that greets moviegoers at the start of every Pixar film, Adam Ben-Dror, Shanshan Zhou, and Joss Doggett created the Pinokio lamp which moves and reacts to its environment with what appears to be genuine emotions.

The accompanying video is very cute. I wonder if the creators of Pinokio will try to get it to balance on a ball someday.