“Ono, a huggable social robot for children that can show emotions.”
One of the major obstacles in the study of human-robot interaction with social robots is the lack of platforms to allow for tests with large user groups.
To address this problem, a new social robotics platform, named Ono, was developed. The design is based on the DIY mindset of the maker movement, using readily available components and hobbyist accessible rapid prototyping and manufacturing techniques. The modular structure of the robot makes it easy to adapt to the needs of the experiment and by embracing the open source mentality, the robot can be further developed by a community of users. The low cost, open nature and the DIY friendliness of the robot make it an ideal candidate for HRI studies with a large user group.
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Ono was presented at the following events: