French Researcher Gives Smartphones a Finger

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  1. AlphaAtlas

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    French developer Marc Teyssier developed a robotic finger that plugs into the USB port of your phone. "MobiLimb" can crawl across a desk, wave when notifications arrive, receive finger gesture messages, or "stroke the user's hand." Marc built a Unity application to rapidly prototype gestures on Android, and he notes that reactions have been interesting.

    You can check the finger out in the video here, which is technically safe for work.

    He told the BBC people generally found the finger creepy or weird because it was so unusual, but hoped it would be "accepted" in time.
     
  2. Jake

    Jake [H]ardness Supreme

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    So he built an autonomous french tickler?
     
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    I can see this being popular in a certain crowd; I wonder if the designer is ready for That?

    :rofl:

    He should contact the Sex robot companies; I can see this being a hit. :)
     
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    I think women will find this quite amusing
     
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    There are quite a few doctors in my family, and so we have heard loads of stories of things pulled out of body cavities. Can't wait to hear stories on this!!
     
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    Vibrate isn't enough? So now I'll glance over and see what looks like a co-worker groping themselves?

    "Sorry man, just really popular today"

    *barf
     
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    Its not a vibrator its a notification finger.....grow up
     
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    Robotic sex toys are inevitable, hell the Japanese probably already have some.

    If this comes to market, people will be inserting it into every orifice...
     
  9. kju1

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    Did you just tell yourself to grow up?
     
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    JargonGR Limp Gawd

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    LOL!

    Automatic nose picker!

    -3D mapping technology
    -Precise Extraction
    -Quick Clean Mode
    -Gentle Touch

    Only $299
     
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    Things like this make me wish i had a GF or wife. :D

    Tickle Tickle Tickle ;)
     
  12. viper1152012

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    Yup, too lazy to edit
     
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    And it has to look like a severed human finger because...?
     
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    Awesome. Now program it to acknowledge notifications, and it's a self-licking ice cream cone.
     
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    So, finally a device to simulate human contact for those who cannot get their faces out of their phones. WOOT!

    Next they will have a device to mount the phone to thier faces,....wait.....oh snap!
     
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    Wait, it's not April 1st yet, is it?
     
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    This could take stinky pinky to a new level. I just had an itch...
     
  18. Hagrid

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    This animated gif is much more useful than this product. look what I can do.gif
     
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