Just when you think you have seen it all, something else comes with a twist and gets you all surprised. MobiLimb robotic finger attachment makes it possible for your phone to pull itself across the table, stroke/rub the back of your hand lovingly, or even scribble a note down on a piece of paper.
A French scientist and researcher, Marc Teyssier, working with a team from two universities in France, has created a very unusual accessory for our smartphones. I didn’t see it coming. You probably didn’t see it cming either.
Marc and his team created a robotic limb that jumps right out of science fiction blockbuster. And in one instance, it looks like something out of a horror movie.
Marc’s robotic finger is called MobiLimb! It can serve as a supporting stand for your phone, or notify you whenever you have a message or a call by wagging its finger like a tail. And should your girlfriend or boyfriend send you a warm, comfy emoji in the middle of a chat session, MobiLimb will gently stroke your hand.
It can also serves as an extra grip to hold your phone, or as a joystick.
The MobiLimb robotic finger can be attached to most mobile devices. Just plug it in your phone’s USB port.
How Does MobiLink Work?
The robotic finger attachment is equipped with a series of sensors, actuators, and motors, all working together so it can feel touch, texture and pressure, as well as execute a full range of motion.
The base of the attachment has a standard USB that plugs into the USB port of your phone.
MobiLimb Robotic Finger Demonstration Video
Here is a demonstration video of MobiLimb. You will find some parts of it creepy!
MobiLimb is all plastic, but it can be dressed up in custom skins. Marc created two – one with fur and the other with human-like skin that makes it look like a real human finger.
As creepy and unusual as this accessory looks in the video, it really acted out its purpose. I would like to have this robotic limb attached to my phone. I like the concept, except for that part where it massages the hand. That looks so creepy. No!
But you may have a different view. How you feel about having an artificial finger attached to your phone?