At first it appears someone has made a lamp in the shape of Amy Winehouse. But it’s much more than that.
Rapport Radio, a device created by students at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London, watches you very closely. It contains a camera enabled with face recognition software. When it spots the expression on your face, it will automatically select a song from your computer’s playlist to fit your mood.
For example, if it spots you smiling, the thing will raise its head up and choose a happy song at a higher volume. A frown will cause it to nod (as in “I understand”) and then look for something else. Give the thing a glare and it shuts off.
The full story at The Daily Mail.