Sprock-it: A physically interactive play system

Winslow Burleson, Camilla Nørgaard Jensen, Trine Raaschou, Stefan Frohold

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Abstract

"Sprock-it" is a hand-sized robotic character that encourages full-body interaction and engaging mental play. Through social and physical interactions with the system and with each other, children influence the character's mobile and responsive autonomous driving behavior. Enabling constructionist activities and participatory adaptive design the system employs RFID tags and readers, wireless Bluetooth modules, Atmega microprocessors within Arduino's development environment, along with a wearable interface and a variety of physiological/activity sensors. Sprock-it has been developed in collaboration with LEGO and the MIT Media Lab as a concept that represents a new strategy for LEGO by updating the original LEGO mantra of "the little constructor" to "the little interactor". This paper presents the system development of Sprock-it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th international Conference on Interaction Design And Children, IDC 2007
Pages125-128
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event6th international Conference on Interaction Design And Children, IDC 2007 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: Jun 6 2007Aug 6 2007

Other

Other6th international Conference on Interaction Design And Children, IDC 2007
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period6/6/078/6/07

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Keywords

  • Full body interaction
  • Interactive toy
  • Tangible interfaces
  • User-centered design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Development
  • Education

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Burleson, W., Jensen, C. N., Raaschou, T., & Frohold, S. (2007). Sprock-it: A physically interactive play system. In Proceedings of the 6th international Conference on Interaction Design And Children, IDC 2007 (pp. 125-128) https://doi.org/10.1145/1297277.1297302