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Fragments of Companionship – Design Insights From a Blog Study

Jacobsson, Mattias (2009) Fragments of Companionship – Design Insights From a Blog Study. In: The reign of catz & dogz at CHI 2009, Boston, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Designing robots, virtual creatures, artificial companions and social artifacts can really be rather challenging sometimes. Forms and shapes that people are familiar with seems to inevitably correlate with their interpretation and interaction. For instance - Paro's inventor, Takanori Shibata, proposed an idea that people's acceptance towards the therapeutic robot seal would be higher than compared to e.g. a robotic cat, as people has less prior experiences with seals than with cats.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords:LIREC, Mobile Life, Pleo
ID Code:3725
Deposited By:Mattias Jacobsson
Deposited On:10 Dec 2009 14:10
Last Modified:10 Dec 2009 14:10

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