Sensory Perception & Interaction Research Group

University of British Columbia

Participatory design of Emotionally Supportive Swarm Robots for teenagers 

Designed as a bland, unobtrusive appliance, Calmer is a bed for premature infants that replicates mothers' breathing movement and heart rate. 

The CuddleBot allows us to use an animal model of therapy to examine how touch interactions influence stress and anxiety mitigation.

Bits are one-degree-of-freedom actuated sketches which we use as a design tool to explore rendering of emotion through physical and visual motion.

People and robots communicating and collaborating in close proximity on manufacturing tasks.