Our smartphone is a cold passive device that generally can not move autonomously unless we fall into the face while we look at them in bed. Researchers in France are looking for ways to change this through New Scientist giving smartphones the ability to communicate more with us (19459003). MobiLimb is a robotic wrist attachment powered by an Arduino microcontroller that plugs in through the smartphone's micro USB port and moves using five servo motors. Use it as a joystick controller or add a small purge external accessory to turn it into a cat tail.
MobiLimb is a research project of PhD student. Marc Teyssier and his team are across from the University of France. Teysier shares more process photos and detailed explanations of the project on the website. "Our approach in the spirit of enhancing people who want to overcome the limits of the human body using robotic devices aims to overcome mobile device limitations (static, manual, motionless) using the robotic limbs. "
How anxious and creepy how it works. Maybe that's how you drag and drop the lifeless phone body onto the table to let you know you have a new message. Or is it perhaps a human body cover that turns it into a fingernail with fingers? I can not put MobiLimb on top of that.
And again, maybe the finger gently stroking the wrist is not the same as the hands and feet that we do not want to put our heads at the end of a long day. Lovely touch of boyfriend or girlfriend. Are you okay?