L’evolveds are smart flying furniture elements that adapt to a person dynamically and work in close tandem with a person, sometimes even preventing them from doing a wrong task.
Furniture such as desk and lamp have been in current static form forever, but now that we have the viable technology, we can finally rethink them. We all have such imagination about magical lively objects becoming smart and moving around interacting with us, no more as a passive object but more like intelligent beings.
On the technological side, we hear a lot about dystopian future – drones always monitoring you and taking away people’s jobs. But, in an equally possible future, we seek a more desirable synergy between man and machine. L’evolved objects don’t entirely change the way we go about daily tasks: desks are still desks, lamps are still lamps.
This project was a fun interaction space exploration!
*H. Agrawal, *S. Leigh, and P. Maes. L’evolved: Autonomous and Ubiquitous Utilities as Smart Agents, Ubicomp 2015.
Flying desk that changes height:
Or auto-ejects when you are about to do something ‘wrong':
Flying Lamp that helps you read comfortably by moving around without worrying for the lamp: