Himawari Interacts With The Hand
Himawari, Japanese for sunflower, is a creation of Akira Nakayasu of Kyushu University and is on display at Robosquare in Fukuoka. With 48 white LED placed in its head and a camera to capture movement, instead of seeking out the sun, the robotic flower follows a hand and has the assistance of 80 actuators that move other parts of the flower as well. Nakayasu says it seeks that hand the way a real flower seeks sunshine. We see it as sort of a glorified iFlower.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 18, 2009 8:50 AM