Playte, a tangible interface for engaging human-robot interaction

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2014

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This paper describes a tangible interface, Playte, designed for children animating interactive robots. The system supports physical manipulation of behaviors represented by LEGO bricks and allows the user to record and train their own new behaviors. Our objective is to explore several modes of interaction, i.e. direct remote control, tangible programming, programming by demonstration, and programming by training, to learn the design principles for more accessible, engaging, and playful robots. We evaluate the system experimentally and report on key observations from play sessions. We conclude that Playte facilitates playful activities and is appropriate for the intended target group (age 6+). Further, we discuss lessons learned regarding pros and cons of the different supported interactions modes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2014
Pages56-62
ISBN (print)9781479967650
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Conference

Conference23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Number23
LocationEdinburgh Conference Center
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period25/08/201429/08/2014
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI

    Keywords

  • Robotics and Control Systems, Actuators, Microcontrollers, Programming, Robot sensing systems, Training
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