I'm thrilled to share my latest research project at the MIT Media Lab in Tangible Media Group, named HERMITS, presenting at #UIST2020.
Inspired by hermit crabs, we propose a novel interactive architecture to extend the functionality of table-top robotic tangible user interfaces (TUIs) with physical add-ons, defined as 'Mechanical Shells'. Mechanical Shells greatly allow the robotic TUIs to reconfigure and interchange the interactive functionality with embedded mechanisms.
Ken Nakagaki, Joanne Leong, Jordan L Tappa, Joao Wilbert, and Hiroshi Ishii
Dr. Alexis Andre (Sony CSL), John Vincent & Dr. Pietro Buttoro (the Ford Motor Company), Dr. Artem Dementyev (Google), Hila Mor, Zhipeng Liang, Deema Qashat, & Jack Forman (MIT Media Lab) and toio Maker community
Full Paper: I present my paper in 'Session 11B: Fabrication of Reconfigurables' on October 22, Thursday 10:25-45.
Demo: I will showcase the prototypes of HERMITS in the virtual demo sessions on Thursday and Friday, so please come talk to me!
Doctoral Symposium: I also present my work in Doctoral Symposium with focus on high-level thesis level concept.