Pygmy: Ring-like Robot That Magnifies the Finger Expression


Pygmy is an ring-like robot that magnifies finger expressions. It is based on the concept of hand anthropomorphism and it uses finger movements to create the anthropomorphic effect. Wearing the device is similar to having eyes and a mouth on the hand; the wearer's hand spontaneously expresses their emotions.

Pygmy(ピグミー)は手をいきものに見立てる指輪型ロボットです.装着することで手や指の動きによって表現される生物的な印象(擬人化)を引き立て,手にロボットが寄生しているように感じられます.指輪型ロボットは,どの指にも着けられる拡張性,着脱の簡単さを考え,設計しました.