Wearable Playware

Luigi Pagliarini, Henrik Hautop Lund

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    In this paper we define and trace the contours of a new approach to robotic systems, composed of interactive robotic modules that can be worn on the body, as for an ordinary suit. We label the field as Modular Robotic Wearable (MRW). Further, we describe how the use of modular robotics in creating wearable, besides being possible, is a path 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. In this concept paper we describe the initial prototypes and show, as an example, an artistic application. We then show drawing of future works and projects. Finally, by focusing on the intersection of the combination of modular robotic systems, wearability, and body-mind we attempt to explore the theoretical characteristics of such an approach and exploit the possible playware application fields.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence : Proceedings
    Publication date2011
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0721-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence - Incheon, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
    Duration: 23 Nov 201126 Nov 2011


    Conference8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of


    • Art
    • Playware
    • Entertainment
    • Wearable
    • Modular robotics


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