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Design Help from Robotic Lights

Friday, March 15, 2013

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Drop your paint brush and grab a stylus.

University of Tokyo scientists have developed an augmented reality-based system that enables users to “paint” a room via tablet. The protoype is called Lighty.

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The Japanese researchers describe the Lighty system in this video.

A camera mounted in the ceiling displays the room on the tablet. The user then paints with a brush called a “squirt” to control a serious of robotic lights (also embedded in the ceiling), illuminating different areas of the room and eliciting a variety of "moods," according to the researchers.

The lights can target all areas of the room and account for furniture, the researchers said in Lighty: A Painting Interface for Room Illumination by Robotic Light Array, which documents their work.

This video created by the researchers explains the Lighty system.

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Blending graphic design with interior design, reports suggest that the Lighty system could easily make it to the consumer market.

“It isn’t difficult to see the system embedded in a wall at the entrance of rooms where standard light switches would normally be,” according to Geek.com.

Another report on thefutureofthings.com notes, “Lighty might actually have quite a few uses in places with a lot of complex lighting such as museums, theaters, conference halls and even restaurants, bars and cafés.”

But, for now, it’s a small demo of what could be the future in interior design, lighting and painting.

   

Tagged categories: Architects; Color; Design; Interior design; Painters; Research; Trends

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