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August 26, 2005 3:15 AM Subscribe
Do you suffer from mobile telephone calls at inopportune times? Could you use a cute PA
to take calls for you while gaming, or asleep? A dissertation project from MIT by HCI
specialist Stefan Marti
may have your solution: Cellular Squirrel
Of course you will always want to talk to people who are thinking the same things as you
, so Cellular Squirrel waves and moves about rather than making a sound
. His oddly bulbous figure makes use of "socially strong non-verbal cues like gaze, posture, and gestures, to alert and interact with the user"
rather than intrusive alerts in order to minimise user stress and social disruption.
Cellular intermediaries also come in two other flavours: "a parrot and a cute bunny"
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