The Rudiments

Alex Taylor, Microsoft Research Cambridge
John Helmes, Xiang Cao,

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The Rudiments, conjure up at least two ideas of playfulness. Most obviously, the Rudiments are curios—objects that invite playful kinds of interaction. Rudiment I manoeuvres around magnetic surfaces; a white board or fridge door, for example.

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Three rudiments and three different behaviours.

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Report on the Rudiments and how people living with them in their homes understood them.

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Rudiment 1 - Shy, only moves when it cannot detect any movements in its surroundings

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Rudiment 2 - Social, mechanically responds to and visually records soundscapes

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Rudiment 3 - Recognises faces and responds with movements and colours