CALLO and CALLY, Personable Cell Phones
Prof. Chris D. Shaw and PhD student Ji-Dong Yim of Simon Fraser University, Canada took a Nokia phone and some Bioloid parts, and created CALLO and CALLY. As you can see in the video, the cell phone bot features various facial expressions when a call comes in. The phone's cam uses OpenCV for face detection and hand tracking to mimic arm movement. Partially funded by Nokia, the program was designed to improve consumer/product bonds. Boogie on.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 13, 2010 8:45 AM