THIS MOBILE PHONE GIVES YOU THE FINGER
PARIS: A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your cellphone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can stroke your hand. And guess what? It’s creepy. No, really, watch the video. Creepy, see? He wants to know why.
“My PhD subject is around touch in communications,” said Marc Teyssier, a researcher at Telecom Paristech engineering school. “When we talk with people we touch each other to communicate emotions. But for mobile devices and interaction in general in computers, we don’t use touch at all.”
So he designed the MobiLimb robotic finger, which plugs into a cellphone and looks like a real finger. It can drag the phone across the table. You can activate it and operate it remotely.
A ROBOT finger that attaches to a mobile phone.