Availabot is a customizable model that plugs into your computer through USB. You can sync it with a friend of your choice on your Instant Messenging client and when that person logs on, the model stands up. When they log off, the model collapses in a heap.
Availabot is the brainchild of Schulze and Webb, a London-based design consultancy. It’s still in development though, so you can’t get your grubby little mitts on it just yet.
(Found at It’s Nice That)