PixelBots are colorful robotic pixels that mobilize to create cartoon-like images or animations on tabletops and whiteboards. The little two-wheeled robots can be controlled by sketching a drawing on an iPad or by directing them with pointing motions.

PixelBots is a collaborative project by Disney Research Zurich and the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich.

Altogether, it’s a whole new way of looking at cartoon images and animations. These are ‘Pixels with Personality’!