Wearing the playware

Luigi Pagliarini, Henrik Hautop Lund

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In this conceptual paper, we describe and defi ne the range of possible applications, and the technical contours, of a robotic system to be worn on the body for playful interactions. Earlier work on a modular robotic wearable (MRW) described how, by using modular robotics to create a wearable, it is possible to obtain a fl exible wearable processing system where freely interchangeable input/output modules can be positioned on a body suit in accordance with the task at hand. Here, we guide attention toward early prototypes to show the potentialities of such an approach, and focus on depicting possible applications in the electronic games domain. Indeed, the MRW is an example of modular playware which can create playful interactions for many application domains, including electronic games.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArtificial Life and Robotics
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)381
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event15. International Symposium on Artifi cial Life and Robotics, - Oita, Japan
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …
Conference number: 15


Conference15. International Symposium on Artifi cial Life and Robotics,
CityOita, Japan
Period01/01/2010 → …


  • Physical games
  • Art
  • Playware
  • Wearable
  • Modular robotics


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