Now here is one of the more unique robot projects out there from the folks at the Tsumaki Telerobotics Laboratory (Yamagata University) who have devised a Wearable Robot. Known as the Telecommunicator T1, this experimental model aims to offer gestural presence that you do not obtain from a cellphone conversation as it sits on your shoulder. The robot will remain connected to the Internet, where you can control where it looks simply by tilting your head. Apart from that, arm gestures including waving are also possible, although the current hardware restricts it movement by a fair bit. Whatever the robot looks at will be transmitted to you through a pair of goggles, while you can also hold Face-to-Robot conversations. No idea on where the project is at the moment, but it would be interesting to see a commercial version released.

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