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Issue No. 03 - July-September (2011 vol. 4)
ISSN: 1939-1382
pp: 249-260
M. Sugimoto , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Inf. Syst., Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
This paper describes a system called GENTORO that uses a robot and a handheld projector for supporting children's storytelling activities. GENTORO differs from many existing systems in that children can make a robot play their own story in a physical space augmented by mixed-reality technologies. Pilot studies have been conducted to clarify the design requirements of GENTORO from both technological and practical viewpoints. A user study indicates that GENTORO's ability to enable manipulation of a robot using a handheld projector in a physical space can enhance children's embodied participation in, and their level of engagement with, their storytelling activities, and can support children in designing and expressing creative and original stories.
mobile robots, augmented reality, computer aided instruction, physical space, mobile mixed-reality environment, children storytelling activity, handheld projector, robot, GENTORO system, Visualization, Mobile communication, Robot vision systems, Cameras, Rendering (computer graphics), Virtual reality, collaborative learning., Storytelling, children, handheld projector, robot, mobile mixed-reality, artificial, augmented, and virtual realities

M. Sugimoto, "A Mobile Mixed-Reality Environment for Children's Storytelling Using a Handheld Projector and a Robot," in IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol. 4, no. , pp. 249-260, 2011.
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