28 Apr '12, 2pm

Elfoid: A Pocket-Size Fetus-Like Robot Might Be Your Next Cellphone - IEEE Spectrum:

Elfoid: A Pocket-Size Fetus-Like Robot Might Be Your Next Cellphone - IEEE Spectrum:

Now the Japanese researchers have shrunk the Telenoid into a little robot elf you can carry in your pocket. The Elfoid P1, introduced today at a press conference in Tokyo, combines the robotic technology of the Telenoid with cellphone capability, allowing people to interact in a way that they can "feel each other's presence," according to Ishiguro. It seems the Elfoid can't move its face and limbs as the Telenoid does, but the researchers say they're planning to use microactuators to improve the device's movements.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/elf...

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