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MobiLimb

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Sun, Oct 7th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The idea behind the MobiLimb is to turn a passive object like a smartphone into something reactive. I like the idea of it crawling to me when on silent and I can't figure out where I've left it.

MobiLimb is a new shape-changing component with a compact form factor that can be deployed on mobile devices. It is a small 5 DoF serial robotic manipulator that can be easily added to (or removed from) existing mobile devices (smartphone, tablet). In the spirit of human augmentation, which aims at overcoming human body limitations by using robotic devices, our approach aims at overcoming mobile device limitations (static, passive, motionless) by using a robotic limb.

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