Concepts for Life-Like Interactive Objects

Michael Schmitz

In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI-2011) 5th January 23-26 Funchal Portugal Seiten 157-164 ISBN 978-1-4503-0478-8 ACM New York, NY, USA 1/2011.


As part of our work on anthropomorphic and zoomorphic interfaces for physical, interactive objects we have conducted an exhaustive literature review spanning the disciplines of anthropomorphism, affective computing, tangible interaction and industrial design, aggregating relevant research to inform our efforts. In this paper we summarise the results by deriving concepts and design guidelines for the realisation of life-like, tangible objects, with which we also aim at fostering discussions and a scientific exchange in this highly interdisciplinary field.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence