Luxo + Robot = Desktop Computer
Only in this case, the desktop is not a metaphor. Rather, this Luxo-style robotic-arm-projector called LuminAR—why the capital AR and not go whole-hog for Luminarm?—will actually light up your desktop as a screen. Here’s a video. Clearly, the projector needs some more muscle, but just the fact that you can get something like this working in a regular adjustable lamp is intriguing. This is another great example of the fact that augmenting a reality that we are familiar with is a potentially more powerful tool that fully realized virtual environments. One more small step towards Second Earth.