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Touchbugs: actuated tangibles on multi-touch tables

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  • Diana Nowacka
  • Karim Ladha
  • Nils Y. Hammerla
  • Daniel Jackson
  • Cassim Ladha
  • Enrico Rukzio
  • Patrick Olivier
Publication date2013
Host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of publicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM
Pages759-762
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1899-0
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceCHI 2013 "Changing Perspectives"
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/04/132/05/13

Conference

ConferenceCHI 2013 "Changing Perspectives"
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/04/132/05/13

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.