LuminAR robotic lamp designed by MIT student

Most college dormitories come with a standard lamp that is good for…light, really. These lamps are usually cheaply made to give the college student the minimum of what they need.

If you are MIT student Nathan Linder, you turn your lamp into the LuminAR robotic lamp, which does something more than just shine a light.

Linder attached a pico-projector to his lamp, so he could have a way to project information from his computer. You have to watch the video to see this in action, after the jump.

As you can see, he can simply wave his hand and send a window of information to a certain place on a desk and a wall. So if he wanted to see his video on the left side of his desk, he could do so, and he could probably scroll through his Inbox.

You should watch as Nathan Linder talks about how desktops and laptops are “prisons for pixels”. After all, all the information that you want to have can be projected on a wall or desk.

I would like to see something like this on my desk, honestly. Of course, I might want to have two projectors so I can watch a movie and surf the web at the same time.


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