jeudi 17 mars 2011

Elfoid.

Not any post in the week. Erf.. Sorry. (6 badges ! )

A team of Japanese researchers announced that in a more or less close future, mobile phones will somehow be our own avatars. The team is formed by researchers at the ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research) and Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University. Indeed, they have made ​​a concept phone in the form of a humanoid. Elfoid named, this mobile phone has a head, face, torso and upper limbs. Equipped with a camera can reproduce Elfoid expressions of our faces. Its loudspeaker is in its head and an LED light is located at its torso. Elfoid is actually a miniature version of a humanoid who calls himself Telenoid R1.

The precursors of the project include the output of this phone in 5 years with more features. The goal is to take phone communication to a new dimension.



And speaking of Japan, I would like to take this opportunity to show them my full support. And, good luck guys.

24 commentaires:

  1. What...? That's just creepy if you ask me.

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  2. Yea that's pretty weird. Oh the Japanese, they make some of the weirdest stuff out there :)

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  3. oh yeah i remember watching a video about this on ted talks. it's pretty crazy indeed. following. get back at me

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  4. It's pretty cool but I would be weirded out if I was talking to an avatar phone lol

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  5. Good luck japan, our hearts are with you!

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  6. Could they pick a better design?

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  7. Just donated to Japan today through the REd Cross. Urge everyone to do the same.

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  8. lol, would be very akward if everyone had a miniature self in his pocked, they put to their head to talk to other folk....

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  9. Creepy stuff i got to say! But thanks for sharing Love the blog!

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  10. so cool how they make this stuff... however im not to keen on the idea of talking into this guys wang!

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  11. Man, that's really cool. And also Japan, they show some real coolness in the time of crisis. They're basically self-sufficient no matter what hits them.

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  12. these phones scare me. only people should look like people

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  13. I'm going to echo a lot of people and say it looks creepy as-is. However, if it is supposed to become an avatar of one's self, it may look cute with some eyes, hair, clothes, etc.

    But does it have to look like me? Can I make it look like Chuck Norris? Or Natalie Portman?

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