Designing interactive blimps as puppets

Hideki Yoshimoto, Kazuhiro Jo, Koichi Hori

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In this paper we propose four models of unmanned blimps: Robots, Pets, Agents, and Puppets, according to whether they are autonomous or not and whether they are shown to people or not. Robots and Pets are autonomous and Agents and Puppets are not autonomous. Robots and Agents are shown to people and Pets and Puppets are not shown to people. Based on these models, we approach toward interactive blimps as puppets, which visualize performances from people to people with real time effects and motions. We implemented prototype applications where people could make performances through controls of the blimp's light effects and flight motions with voice via mobile phones and a physical controller. We organized observations of these prototypes at a laboratory experiment and demo exhibitions. We also discuss our models based on spectators' experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntertainment Computing - ICEC 2009 - 8th International Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2009 - Paris, France
Duration: Sept 3 2009Sept 5 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5709 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other8th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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