Exploring Children’s Use of a Remotely Controlled Surfacebot Character for Storytelling

Alejandro Catala, Mariet Theune, Dennis Reidsma, Silke ter Stal, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the use of a remotely controlled character to be used by children in storytelling activities. The character is implemented in a moveable tablet or surfacebot, which supports the development of inexpensive expressive agents capable of moving around in real space, applicable in diverse play contexts. We carried out an exploratory study of children's interaction with an intermediate prototype. Based on the children’s comments and our observations during the tests, we discuss which interaction aspects should be taken into consideration and which technical features should be further developed in a surfacebot-based storytelling system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment
    Subtitle of host publication9th International Conference, INTETAIN 2017, Funchal, Portugal, June 20-22, 2017, Proceedings
    EditorsYoram Chisik, Jussi Holopainen, Rilla Khaled, José Luis Silva, Paula Alexandra Silva
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-73062-2
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-73061-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
    Event9th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2017 - Funchal, Portugal
    Duration: 20 Jun 201722 Jun 2017
    Conference number: 9
    http://www.intetain.org/2017/show/home

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume215

    Conference

    Conference9th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2017
    Abbreviated titleINTETAIN 2017
    CountryPortugal
    CityFunchal
    Period20/06/1722/06/17
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Storytelling
    • Playful interaction
    • Children interaction
    • Robot
    • Agent

    Cite this

    Catala, A., Theune, M., Reidsma, D., ter Stal, S., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2017). Exploring Children’s Use of a Remotely Controlled Surfacebot Character for Storytelling. In Y. Chisik, J. Holopainen, R. Khaled, J. L. Silva, & P. A. Silva (Eds.), Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment : 9th International Conference, INTETAIN 2017, Funchal, Portugal, June 20-22, 2017, Proceedings (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 215). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73062-2_9