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 collaborated to create a robot using the combination of Nokia N82 along with components from a Bioloid kit.

Along with an the ability to move in preprogrammed patterns when receiving phone calls from different numbers, robot is also capable to detect human faces using OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision). Robot uses wireless networking, text messaging and other interactive technologies to communicate human emotions. It’s a "simple avatar system," according to Yim.

Robot’s face, which is actually a phone screen, registers text-messaged emotions as human-like facial express.

Callo Robot – Incoming Calls

Callo Robot – Gesture Messaging

Callo Robot – Gesture Animation using Hand Tracking

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