Telenoid R1 to Replace Cell Phones?
Osaka University's Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Geminoid fame has a new project in the works. Designed as an overgrown fetus of the creepy kind, holding a Telenoid R1 is supposed to help you "feel" anyone you call. This may be the future of cell phones, he claims, and a prototype of a mobile Elfoid may be expected in the next few months. While Ishiguro sees this as a way to make calling more personal, are we the only ones who see it as an interaction with an abortion gone terribly wrong?
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 28, 2011 9:20 AM
The Japanese have some kind of different prospective on things like this scary horror movie type thing unlike us westerners who have seen movies like Poltergeist II and realize that this thing would remind them of it all the time. Looks like the tequilia worm that is puked up by the dad in the aforementioned movie.