When interacting with co-located people, robots are generally limited to their on-body communication methods or to communicating through networked PC devices. Using mixed reality, robots can expand their display space and interact with users using rich, interactive graphics. Furthermore, robots are able to asynchronously communicate with these methods, as they can leave mixed reality 'thought crumbs' behind as information to users; information that is still there even after a robot leaves a space. This paper is an exploration of how these technologies can be used.
Researchers: James E. Young, Ehud Sharlin