Touchbugs: Actuated tangibles on multi-touch tables

Diana Nowacka, Karim Ladha, Nils Y. Hammerla, Daniel Jackson, Cassim Ladha, Enrico Rukzio, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

We present a novel approach to graspable interfaces using Touchbugs, actuated physical objects for interacting with interactive surface computing applications. Touchbugs are active tangibles that are able to move across surfaces by employing vibrating motors and can communicate with camera-based multi-touch surfaces using infrared LEDs. Touchbug's embedded inertial sensors and computational capabilities open a new interaction space by providing autonomous capabilities for tangibles that allow goal directed behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2013
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Perspectives, Conference Proceedings - The 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Pages759-762
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2013
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013 - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013
Conference number: 31st
https://chi2013.acm.org/program/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013
Abbreviated titleCHI 2013
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/04/132/05/13
OtherTheme: Changing Perspectives
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Keywords

  • Actuated tangibles
  • Interactive tabletops
  • User interface device

Cite this

Nowacka, D., Ladha, K., Hammerla, N. Y., Jackson, D., Ladha, C., Rukzio, E., & Olivier, P. (2013). Touchbugs: Actuated tangibles on multi-touch tables. In CHI 2013: Changing Perspectives, Conference Proceedings - The 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 759-762) https://doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2470761