Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

MobiLimb: Augmenting Mobile Devices with a Robotic Limb

Abstract : In this paper, we explore the interaction space of MobiLimb, a small 5-DOF serial robotic manipulator attached to a mobile device. It (1) overcomes some limitations of mobile devices (static, passive, motionless); (2) preserves their form factor and I/O capabilities; (3) can be easily attached to or removed from the device; (4) offers additional I/O capabilities such as physical deformation and (5) can support various modular elements such as sensors, lights or shells. We illustrate its potential through three classes of applications: As a tool, MobiLimb offers tangible affordances and an expressive controller that can be manipulated to control virtual and physical objects. As a partner, it reacts expressively to users' actions to foster curiosity and engagement or assist users. As a medium, it provides rich haptic feedback such as strokes, pat and other tactile stimuli on the hand or the wrist to convey emotions during mediated multimodal communications.
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [68 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Marc Teyssier <>
Submitted on : Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 10:16:19 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 4:14:16 PM
Document(s) archivé(s) le : Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 12:21:11 PM


Files produced by the author(s)



Marc Teyssier, Gilles Bailly, Catherine Pelachaud, Eric Lecolinet. MobiLimb: Augmenting Mobile Devices with a Robotic Limb. The 31st Annual ACM Symposium, Oct 2018, Berlin, Germany. ⟨10.1145/3242587.3242626⟩. ⟨hal-01902561⟩



Record views


Files downloads