Using a combination of Nokia N82 parts along with components from a Bioloid kit, PhD student Ji-Dong Yim and Prof Chris D. Shaw from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Canada have constructed what may be the first look at truly mainstream personal robots. The CALLO and CALLY robots were both constructed using the same method and boast a number of features including the ability to move in preprogrammed patterns when receiving phone calls from different numbers.
Additionally, the robots can detect human faces using OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision). Although no commercial release has been announced, it's easy to see how this will likely inspire some real world handset makers to bring something like this to your local mobile phone shop.
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