Twiliobot was originally conceived and built at the Google I/O hack-a-thon on the same day that Google Wave was unveiled to the world, and it has been featured on the Google Wave Developer blog. When Twiliobot is added to a wave, it turns phone numbers into click-to-call links, adding to the ways Wave is becoming a unified communications tool.
To get an idea of how it works watch this short video:
What is Google Wave Anyway?
There is a lot of debate about what Google Wave will be used for, but the idea is that you can use Wave to communicate with friends in real-time and foster collaboration. The easiest way I’ve foudn to describe a “Wave” is that it is like an email thread, where all the participants can see publicly shared messages and can thread comments from any portion of the text. It also is a lot like a wiki.
Robots, like Twiliobot, as well as gadgets come into play when participants in a wave want to add some kind of outside functionality like a map, auto-blogging of changes to the wave, translate languages, or other advanced features.
When Can I Start Using Google Wave?
For now Google is releasing Wave slowly to early adopters to test out the platform, and you can request an invitation to use the service.