The see-Puck: a platform for exploring human-robot relationships

Jacobsson, Mattias and Bodin, Johan and Holmquist, Lars Erik (2008) The see-Puck: a platform for exploring human-robot relationships. In: CHI 2008, 5-10 April 2008, Florence, Italy.

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We present the see-Puck, a round display module that extends an open robot platform, the e-Puck. It holds 148 LEDs (light emitting diodes) to enable the presentation of eye-catching visual animated patterns, while keeping hardware costs and energy consumption at a minimum. The see-Puck was a result of a study of future robot applications, where relationship and interaction qualities found in owners of unusual pets (e.g. spiders, snakes, and lizards) were transferred to the robotic domain. In our first proof-of-concept application, humans and robots can engage in a playful open ended interaction. We argue that open interactive robot platforms such as the see-Puck point to opportunities not only in robotics but also future user interfaces and ubiquitous computing.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:2947
Deposited By:Mattias Jacobsson
Deposited On:08 Sep 2009
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:16

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