Can you program a robot by dressing it up?

Mattias Jacobsson, Mobile Life
Ylva Fernaeus, Mobile Life
Photo: Mattias Jacobsson & Ylva Fernaeus


We present a series of design explorations for controlling autonomous robotic movement based on a metaphor of clothing and accessorising.

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Fernaeus, Y. and Jacobsson, M. (2009). Comics, Robots, Fashion and Programming: outlining the concept of actDresses. TEI'09. ACM. (PDF)


Jacobsson, M., Fernaeus, Y., Tieben, R. (2010). The Look, the Feel and the Action: Making Sets of ActDresses for Robotic Movement. DIS'10. ACM. (PDF)


Jacobsson, M., Fernaeus, Y. and Nylander, S. (2012). Mobile ActDresses: programming mobile devices by accessorizing. CHI EA'12.