El Niño

Emotion Robot for Long-Distance Relationship

El Niño is an emotion robot designed to transmit emotions over long distance. Robots in pairs are synchronized through the Internet. The user can change the state of the robot to reflect his/her own emotion and the other robot updates automatically. Long-distance lovers can feel the presence and the emotional state of each other without making phone calls.

- Publication: Xinyu Weng, Kristian Gohlke. 2012. El Niño - An Emotion Avatar for Casual, Collateral Communication. In: Workshopband Mensch und Computer 2012 (MuC 2012). H. Reiterer & O. Deussen (Eds.). Oldenbourg Verlag Muenchen, 167-171.
- This product was created in project "m/m/i" advised by Professor Wolfgang Sattler and Kristian Gohlke at Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany.