Have you ever had a moment where your phone is across the room and you don’t want to get up?
French researcher, Marc Teyssier, has come up with a solution: A robot finger that attaches to your phone.
The MobiLimb robotic finger looks like a real finger and can drag the phone across a table. Teyssier says your friends can also activate it and operate it remotely, to give your a comforting pat on the wrist when they talk to you.
Many people think the invention is, well, creepy.
That’s no surprise to Teyssier. And he agrees.
“Everybody tells me it’s creepy. And it is, actually, in fact,” Teyssier tells Reuters. “We communicate with humans with touch. We use fingers. We use motion. But when we put that on a mobile device, everybody thinks it’s crazy and creepy.”