Sunday, March 27, 2011

Introducing Elfoid - Terrifying mobile phone

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Introducing Elfoid, a "humanoid phone" developed by NTT Docomo and Qualcomm.

20cm long, the demon-child-like device is covered in a fleshy urethane skin, with call controls embedded into its stomach. Equipped with a camera, robotic elements pick up on a caller's movements, allowing two users of Elfoid phones to have their movements and facial expressions replicated by the device. Its arms move. Its neck turns. Its hands wave. Its eyes will follow you around the room.



The idea is you use a motion-capture system to transmit your face and head movements to the Elfoid, which would reproduce them, plus your voice, on its own little body, thereby conveying your presence.

Are you ready for the next generation Mobile phone


Below, a video:





For more details - http://gdgt.com/ntt-docomo/elfoid/

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