Toward Infinitely-On Agents

Blended reality incorporates elements of augmented reality to complement the physical presence of the robotic agents that have been the central theme of the personal robots group. This research not only extends into other projects such as Mars EscapeTofulandia, and FonduePhone but is the central theme of Playtime Computing, a blended reality space designed to be safe for kids 4 and older to play, interact, and learn with robotic agents.

Blended Reality is primarily driven by the Playtime Computing project led by David Robert. The idea has suffused throughout the group in various projects and continues to be investigated in various contexts.

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Publications

  • D. Robert, C. Breazeal (2012) Blended reality characters. In Proceedings of 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI ’12), pp. 359-366.
  • D. Robert, R. Wistort, J. Gray, C. Breazeal (2011) Exploring mixed reality robot gaming. Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2011, pp. 125-128
  • D. Robert. (2011) Imaginative Play with Blended Reality Characters. S. M. Media Arts and Sciences, MIT.

Mixing Virtual and Physical Agents