Robotic rings for wearable robotic interaction
Japanese university project to create playful animatronic jewellery …
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These robotic rings that imitate eye and mouth movements are being developed by a research group at Keio University.
“When you wear this robot on your hand, it forms a medium for communication using the hand. So the robot serves as a device for enhancing the animal-like, imitative ways that people use their hands.”
“First of all, this device resembles a toy. So we want to make it more like a character, like when children or their parents play finger games. That would enable a new form of interactive play. We’d also like to incorporate this robot into the way children use their hands to communicate with each other.”