Thursday, January 05, 2023

Vídeo: Curioso invento de formación robçotica de cubículo con tan sólo un botón (by ACM SIGCHI)

Hoy os traigo vía un curioso vídeo en el que se ve un invento de unos ingenieros japoneses que crearon un sistema de cortinas móviles con sólo tocar un botón, de manera que las cortinas se colocan para conseguir un espacio cerrado en forma de cubículo para que la persona que está sentada en la mesa pueda concentrarse en una llamada.

WaddleWalls: Room-scale Interactive Partitioning System using a Swarm of Robotic Partitions (by ACM SIGCHI)

WaddleWalls: Room-scale Interactive Partitioning System using a Swarm of Robotic Partitions
Yuki Onishi, Kazuki Takashima, Shoi Higashiyama, Kazuyuki Fujita, Yoshifumi Kitamura

UIST 2022: The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Session: Novel Interactions

We propose WaddleWalls, a room-scale interactive partitioning system using a swarm of robotic partitions that allows occupants to interactively reconfigure workspace partitions to satisfy their privacy and interaction needs. The system can automatically arrange the partitions' layout designed by the user on demand. The user specifies the target partition's position, orientation, and height using the controller's 3D manipulations. In this work, we discuss the design consideration of the interactive partition system and implement WaddleWalls' proof-of-concept prototype assembled with off-the-shelf materials. We demonstrate the functionalities of WaddleWalls through several application scenarios in an open-planned office environment. We also conduct an initial user evaluation that compares WaddleWalls with conventional wheeled partitions, finding that WaddleWalls allows effective workspace partitioning and mitigates the physical and temporal efforts needed to fulfill ad hoc social and privacy requirements. Finally, we clarify the feasibility, potential, and future challenges of WaddleWalls through an interview with experts.



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