OMOY: A Handheld Robotic Gadget that Shifts its Weight to Express Emotions and Intentions (Preview)

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CHI 2020 Paper OMOY: A Handheld Robotic Gadget that Shifts its Weight to Express Emotions and Intentions Yohei Noguchi and Fumihide Tanaka University of Tsukuba, Japan OMOY is a handheld robotic gadget that communicates with humans through weight shifts (A man is holding OMOY that is exhibiting weight shifts

) Human perception of various weight shifts was studied Then, design guidelines for the weight shifts were discussed (Left: OMOY is exhibiting a weight shift pattern that can be interpreted as “embattled” and “denying”) (Right: OMOY is exhibiting a weight shift pattern that can be interpreted as “refusal”, “urgency”, or “joy”) IMAGINE THE FUTURE

University of Tsukuba Fumihide Tanaka Laboratory

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