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Design and implentation of a mixed-reality robotic game

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Design and implentation of a mixed-reality robotic game.

Rel. Fabrizio Lamberti. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Mechatronic Engineering (Ingegneria Meccatronica), 2019

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For years, technology has allowed us to sell increasingly sophisticated robot toys to the public, however it has been noticed that the public quickly lost interest even for the most sophisticated robot, in fact this technology was often expensive, decontextualized and left to itself, ultimately, after the functions that were already pre-programmed to the robot, it was no longer able to provide stimuli and keep up the customer's interest as it does in today's traditional video games. With the application of the PIRGs model it was discovered that robots, even out of production, took on a new life. In fact the PIRGs model with its guidelines aims to give a context to the robot that can better enhance its capabilities through the use of external tools such as augmented reality, an external tracking system that allows to interact with the robot in the most natural way possible or the use of physical objects that can interact with the virtual world. This thesis therefore deals with an implementation of a robotic game that follows the PIRGs model, in particular a Cozmo type robot was used, a Kinect V2 to implement external tracking and finally a projector to project the virtual dim area. Specifically, the aim of the thesis is to investigate how the perception of the game and of the robot through the use of tangible objects. To do this, three different versions have been developed and tests have been performed on volunteers to verify these hypotheses.

Relators: Fabrizio Lamberti
Academic year: 2019/20
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 100
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Mechatronic Engineering (Ingegneria Meccatronica)
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-25 - AUTOMATION ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/12459
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