Design for Serendipitous Interaction: BubbleBot - Bringing People Together with Bubbles

Wen Ying Lee, Yoyo Tsung Yu Hou, Cristina Zaga, Malte Jung

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    Abstract

    Fast-paced contemporary life full of planned interaction usually makes people miss out on wonderful moments. We here present BubbleBot, a speculative robot designed to support serendipity of interactions in public space. After observations in public spaces and embodied design workshops, we have designed BubbleBot to be a peripheral public-space robot, bursting bubbles at passersby to invite serendipitous interactions. BubbleBot is a speculative robot to create magical moments among people with minimal peripheral social interaction. With this project, we aim at generating a conversation about the future roles and interaction paradigms of robots in public space.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages759-760
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538685556
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2019
    Event14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2019 - EXCO Convention Center, Daegu, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 11 Mar 201914 Mar 2019
    Conference number: 14
    https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2019/
    http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2019/

    Conference

    Conference14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2019
    Abbreviated titleHRI 2019
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CityDaegu
    Period11/03/1914/03/19
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    Keywords

    • Interaction Design
    • Public-space Robot
    • Serendipitous Interaction

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    Lee, W. Y., Hou, Y. T. Y., Zaga, C., & Jung, M. (2019). Design for Serendipitous Interaction: BubbleBot - Bringing People Together with Bubbles. In 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (pp. 759-760). [8673265] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2019.8673265