Emoto: From Phone to Emotive Robotic AI Sidekick

Gautam Bose, Marisa Lu, Lucas Ochoa, Dan Lockton

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In this paper we introduce the concept of Phone as an Emotive AI sidekick through a set of novel interactions where in a multi-axis actuated robotic charging stand we made acts as a 'body' for the AI on our phones. The novel interactions begin with how the robotic platform embodies and thus communicates our devices' understanding of the world, continues with the affordance for more varied expressive output, and works towards extending current phone functionality to be far-field, context-driven interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2019 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450361965
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Embodied interaction
  • Emotive
  • Intelligent personal assistant
  • Multimodal communication
  • Robotics
  • Tangible


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