Joggobot: a flying robot as jogging companion

Eberhard Graether, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

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Exertion activities, such as jogging, provide many health benefits, but exercising on your own can be considered disengaging. We present our system 'Joggobot', a flying robot accompanying joggers. Our design process revealed preliminary insights into how to design robots for exertion and how to address emerging design challenges. We summarize these insights into the four themes: 'embodiment', 'control', 'personality' and 'communication', which mark initial starting points towards understanding how to design robots for exertion activities. We hope our work guides and inspires designers when facilitating the benefits of exertion through robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended Abstracts - The 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450310161
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2012 - Austin Convention Center, Austin, United States of America
Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012
Conference number: 30th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2012
Abbreviated titleCHI 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
Internet address


  • drone
  • exergame
  • exertion games
  • jogging
  • paste
  • remote controlled quadrotor
  • running
  • whole-body interaction

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