Wallace and Darwin are two lights that behave more like pets than robots.

Netherlands-based UX designer Bob de Graaf is a believer that robots should be more like living creatures than inanimate objects. His latest project, “Species of Illumination,” proves this point perfectly with two lights that act and react like autonomous creatures. “Wallace” seeks out the darkest space in a room and brings light to it, while solar-powered “Darwin” searches for sunlight during daylight hours to charge his battery, and in the evening wanders around in search of movement, which often means keeping humans company, much like a pet would.

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