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Elfoid: 'Fetus-Like' Robot Cellphone Will Creep You Out (VIDEO)

March 8, 2011 | Kendal Kirby


By Dean Praetorius via The Huffington Post

This is easily the creepiest cellphone ever.

Elfoid, the latest creation from Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University, is supposed to act as more than just a cellphone, according to IEEE Spectrum. In fact, the idea is to transmit the "human presence."

The little, "fetus-like" anthropomorphic android/cellphone hybrid uses a motion capture system to transmit your head and facial movements to a recipient. It's oddly generic look was chosen so it could be recognized as any person, young or old, male or female.

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