Say hello to my Nubot
Employees of a surveillance technology company in Japan created the ‘Nubot‘ – a small robot doll that can hold a smartphone. If someone from far away calls in, his or her face can be seen on the display and the voice can be heard. The calling person can even make the doll move sideways, bow and make it do other movement by using the dial interface of skype as a remote controller.
Why it matters
Communication had been restricted to phones and videoconferencing. Are we now witnessing the first steps towards a more remote controlled communication shape – using avatars that can move in real time? Will this mean that people could be completing physical tasks in two places at once?
ZOMM is a Bluetooth key ring that prevents you from forgetting your mobile phone. It starts to vibrate and light up when it gets too far from your mobile phone. Additionally it manages incoming calls and comes with a pre-installed “panic button” for emergencies.
Sosh is a virtual mobile network operator, part of the telecom group France Telecom/Orange. Although Sosh’s offers are only available online, the brand launched pop-up stores in Paris and others French cities. The pop-up stores only show tie-in products, which are not for sell in store.