Home > slashdot > Japanese Build Pocket Robot-Cellphone Hybrid

Japanese Build Pocket Robot-Cellphone Hybrid

March 4th, 2011 03:20 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


An anonymous reader writes “Japanese researchers unveiled yesterday a pocket-size telepresence robot called Elfoid. The device, which looks like a little ghost, transmits voice and motion over a 3G network to convey a person’s ‘presence’ to a remote location. It’s a creation of Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University who is known for his lifelike teleoperated androids. The Elfoid has a limited range of motion, but its creators are planning to equip it with mini-actuators so it can imitate the movements of the person on the other end of the line. With vaguely formed features, the device is designed to be a surrogate of people of any age or gender.”

Source: Japanese Build Pocket Robot-Cellphone Hybrid

Related Articles:

  1. Japanese Build Robot Toddlers
  2. Japanese Robot Picks Only the Ripest Strawberries
  3. Japanese Researchers Build Rock-paper-scissors Robot That Wins 100% of the Time
  4. Japanese Consortium Projects a Humanoid Robot On the Moon By 2015
  5. Japanese SCHAFT Takes the Gold at DARPA Robot Challenge
blog comments powered by Disqus