In this concept paper we trace the contours and define a new approach to robotic systems, composed of interactive robotic modules which are somehow worn on the body. We label such a field as Modular Robotic Wearable (MRW). We describe how, by using modular robotics for creating wearable, it is possible to obtain a flexible wearable processing system, where freely inter-changeable input/output modules can be positioned on the body suit in accordance with the task at hand. We describe the first rough prototypes and show an artistic application, as well as some drawing of future works and projects. Finally, by focusing on the intersection of the combination modular robotic systems, wearability, and bodymind we attempt to explore the theoretical characteristics of such approach and exploit the possible playware application fields.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 14.International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB'14), ISAROB|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||14th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics - Oita, Japan|
Duration: 5 Feb 2009 → 7 Feb 2009
Conference number: 14
|Conference||14th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics|
|Period||05/02/2009 → 07/02/2009|