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Designing PETS: A Personal Electronic Teller of Stories

Video Paper from CHI 1999. We have begun the development of a new robotic pet that can support children in the storytelling process. Children can build their own pet by snapping together the modular animal parts of the PETS robot. After their pet is built, children can tell stories using the My Pets software. These stories can then be acted out by their robotic pet. This video paper describes the motivation for this research and the design process of our intergenerational design team in building the tist PETS prototypes. We will discuss our progress to date and our focus for the future. Author(s): Allison Druin, Jamie Montemayor, Jim Hendler, Britt McAlister, Angela Boltman, Eric Fiterman, Aurelie Plaisant, Alex Kruskal, Hanne Olsen, Isabella Revett, Thomas Plaisant Schwenn, Lauren Sumida & Rebecca Wagner                                              

Video Information
Year: 1996
Genre: Educational
Keywords: CHI; children; design techniques; educational applications; cooperative inquiry; intergenerational design team; PETS; robotics
Duration: 00:07:53
Color: Yes
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: Low
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Contributing Organization: Assocation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Transcript Available: No

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2003
Digitizing Organization: Open Video Project

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