PhyPleo and ViPleo

Elena Marquez Segura, Mobile Life
Paulo F. Gomes, Henriette Cramer & Ana Paiva
Photo: Tiago Ribeiro & Elena Márquez Segura

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Having a migrating pet has many advantages. It can, for instance, move from one embodiment to another one depending on what suits you better. However, transitions between embodiments are not always understood easily! Sometimes it takes some seconds for the pet to migrate, and during those seconds the two embodiments remain off. Then...

WHERE IS IT? IS IT DEAD?

Ohhhh! Here it is... :)

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The very moment of migration

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Girls interacting with PhyPleo

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Children interacting with PhyPleo

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Setting for a workshop with children

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Doing a questionnaire about the interaction with PhyPleo

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Children interacting with PhyPleo

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Playing with ViPleo (virtual Pleo)

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Pleo migrates from one embodiment to another one!!

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Revive! Reactions to Migration Between Different Embodiments When Playing With Robotic Pets. In IDC 2012. (PDF)

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ViPleo and PhyPleo: Artificial pet with two embodiments. In ACE 2011.