robotics in everyday life
it might seem surprising but the device around the wrist below is a robot.
it is the result of a research about how robots could act in the future. how do robots need to be designed that people like to accept them as a technological cohabitant in their everyday lifes?
the focus of the research was not to explore the potential of technological intelligence, but rather to explore the limitations of human attention and emotional resilience.
this robot is the centre of a system that helps to manage the everyday life of its owner. it provides its owner a service, but at the same time it is dependent on his influence.
based on information like habits, preferences, appointments, stressful situations, environmental aspects, etc. the robot is able to react to various types of situations and serve its owner with information. with the help of its electro active polymer surface it is able to draw the attention of its owner by movement. depending on situation and mood of the owner the robot can also use acustics and pictures.
the spot around the wrist is predestinied to draw attention of the robots owner without being obtrusive.