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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"
posted by NinjaPirate
on Aug 26, 2005 -
Super cool squirrels! "We believe that a ground squirrel, when it goes into hibernation, produces chemical messengers that are released from the brain that direct the slowing down of the metabolism... If we were able to synthesize the same chemical compounds and make them available in an injection, it could be administered to induce a hibernation-like state in humans."
And they're cute
posted by moonbird
on Dec 11, 2003 -