Thursday, 10 March 2011

Face-to-"face" calls

A new prototype design for a mobile phone (left) was unveiled last week. Based on a child-sized responsive robot (below), the Elfoid phone is a humanoid(-ish) shape that could mirror a callers face and head movements. Osaka University – instigators of the original robot – linked up with NTT and Qualcomm for the mobile. The original robot has already made a certain splash, so something sale-able could develop… should your object of desire be a squishy, rubbery, sort-of-creepy, humanoid phone in your hand.

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