Overview AUR is a robotic desk lamp, a collaborative lighting assistant. It's a non-anthropomorphic robotic platform, demonstrating human-robot interaction that happens seamlessly, in the background, illuminating the right thing at the right time. We envision robotic lamps to play a role in future operating rooms, mechanic workshops, and anywhere where an extra hand holding a light is called for.
AUR is used in research about human-robot fluency, embodiment, and nonverbal behavior. The lamp's design was conceived around an existing 5-DoF robotic arm, and is aimed to evoke a personal relationship with the human partner. Additionally, AUR has performed in a unique human-robot joint theater performance in May 2007.