Pygmy: A ring-shaped robotic device that promotes the presence of an agent on human hand

Masa Ogata, Yuta Sugiura, Hirotaka Osawa, Michita Imai

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Abstract

The human hand is an appropriate part to attach an agent robot. Pygmy is an anthropomorphic device that produces a presence on a human hand by magnifying the fingerexpressions. This device is in trial to develop an interaction model of an agent on the hand. It is based on the concept of hand anthropomorphism and uses finger movements to create the anthropomorphic effect. Wearing the device is similar to having eyes and a mouth on the hand; the wearer's hand spontaneously expresses the agent's presence with the emotions conveyed by the eyes and mouth. Interactive manipulation by controllers and sensors make the hand look animated. We observed that the character animated with the device provided user collaboration and interaction as though there were a living thing on the user's hand. Further, the users play with the device by representing characters animated with Pygmy as their doubles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPCHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 Asia Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
Pages85-92
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 4
Event10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, APCHI 2012 - Matsue-city, Shimane, Japan
Duration: 2012 Aug 282012 Aug 31

Publication series

NameAPCHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 Asia Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction

Other

Other10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, APCHI 2012
CountryJapan
CityMatsue-city, Shimane
Period12/8/2812/8/31

Keywords

  • Anthropomorphism
  • Device art
  • Hand gesture
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Wearable robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Ogata, M., Sugiura, Y., Osawa, H., & Imai, M. (2012). Pygmy: A ring-shaped robotic device that promotes the presence of an agent on human hand. In APCHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 Asia Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (pp. 85-92). (APCHI'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 Asia Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction). https://doi.org/10.1145/2350046.2350067