“GlowBots: Robots That Evolve Relationships” by Jacobsson, Ljungblad, Bodin, Knurek and Holmquist

  • ©Mattias Jacobsson, Sara Ljungblad, Johan Bodin, Jeffrey Knurek, and Lars Erik Holmquist

  • ©Mattias Jacobsson, Sara Ljungblad, Johan Bodin, Jeffrey Knurek, and Lars Erik Holmquist

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    GlowBots: Robots That Evolve Relationships

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    ABSTRACT

    GlowBots are small wheeled robots that develop complex relationships between each other and with their owner. They develop attractive patterns which are affected both by user interaction and communication between the robots. The project shows how robots can interact with humans in subtle and sustainable ways for entertainment and enjoyment.


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    A special thanks goes to Katarina Walter who conducted the interviews and made this whole project possible in the first place. We also would like to thank the rest of our colleagues at Future Applications Lab for their invaluable input from time to time. This project is sponsored by the Future and Emerging Technologies program (IST-FET) of the European Community under contract IST-2003-1940.


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