Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Girlfriend Pillows for the Lonely

Funktionide Part II from eltopo on Vimeo.

Designer Stefan Ulrich has come up with what could be an early prototype of a real body pillow girlfriend. He calls it Funktionide, an "emotional robot" that changes form depending on how you hold it. Combined with advanced robotics, this could yield something that is soft, cuddly, humanoid, and capable of intelligent conversation.

On the scale of real live person to blow up doll, this may fall squarely in the sad, sad middle.

3 comments:

  1. Not as good as a cat, but better than nothing.
    —g.

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