[Cool Hunting reports](http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2006/07/availabot.php) that the design shop Shulze & Webb Ltd have [created Availabot](http://schulzeandwebb.com/2006/availabot/) that is “a physical representation of presence in Instant Messenger applications.”
> Currently, Availabot works with iChat on Mac OS X 10.4—but we’re looking to extend it to other similar apps on the Mac (like Skype) and, in the future, to Windows.
Please let me know when this is available for mass production and retail sale — I know many people who would just LOVE to have one They say that all updates will be on [availabot.com](http://www.availabot.com) so let’s stay tuned.
Photo from coolhunting.com
UPDATE: watch it in action.