FoBo: Towards Designing a Robotic Companion for Solo Dining

Khot, R, Azra, E, Kurra, H and Wang, Y 2019, 'FoBo: Towards Designing a Robotic Companion for Solo Dining', in Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4-9 May 2019, pp. 1-6.


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Title FoBo: Towards Designing a Robotic Companion for Solo Dining
Author(s) Khot, R
Azra, E
Kurra, H
Wang, Y
Year 2019
Conference name 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Conference location Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Conference dates 4-9 May 2019
Proceedings title Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Abstract Despite the known benefits of commensal eating, eating alone is becoming increasingly common as people struggle to find time and manage geographical boundaries to enjoy a meal together. Eating alone however can be boring, less motivating and shown to have negative impact on health and wellbeing of a person. To remedy such situations, we undertake a celebratory view on robotic technology to offer unique opportunities for solo-diners to feel engaged and indulged in dining. We present, Fobo, a speculative design prototype for a mischievous robotic dining companion that acts and behaves like a human co-diner. Besides tackling solo-dining, this work also aims to reorient the perception that robots are not always meant to be infallible. They could be erroneous and clumsy, like we humans are.
Subjects Digital and Interaction Design
Computer-Human Interaction
DOI - identifier 10.1145/3290607.3313069
Copyright notice © ACM New York, USA 2019
ISBN 9781450359719
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