SPRITE: Stewart Platform Robot for Interactive Tabletop Engagement [article]

Elaine Schaertl Short, Dale Short, Yifeng Fu, Maja Matarić
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We present the design of the Stewart Platform Robot for Interactive Tabletop Engagement (SPRITE). This robot is designed for use in socially assistive robotics, a field focusing on non-contact social interaction to help people achieve goals relating to health, wellness, and education. We describe a series of design goals for a tabletop, socially assistive robot, including expressive movement, affective communication, a friendly, nonthreatening, and customizable appearance, and a safe, robust, and easily-repaired mechanical design.
arXiv:2011.05786v1 fatcat:z37axdqanfhpxm2oime6kzhepq