Hughug

抱抱 

Hug your loved ones even you are a million miles apart.

隔着千山万水也能和爱的人相拥。

2018

Hughug is a prototype of a remote hugging plush toy project that connects people physically and emotionally with their loved ones who are far away from each other through machine hugging.  It could also be used as a companion robot. I used a Teddy Bear purchased  toy store to prototype the project. The project aims at exploring a new way of human interaction and communication, and the relationship of physical interaction and emotional needs.

How it works

For Two Users: Each user owns one plush toy. After users download Hughug App and two toys are paired, two users need to hug their toys at the same time for their bears to hug back. (see interaction flow below)

For Single User: Pad the plush toy on the back and it will hug back.

Audience

People in long distance relationship/long distance parenting.

People who live alone and have emotional attachment to plush toys. 

抱抱」是一个能把相隔两地的两个人连接起来远程拥抱玩具(原型)项目。它也可以被用作陪伴机器人。在这个项目中我使用了在玩具店购买的泰迪熊进行原型制作。「抱抱」诣在探索人与人的互动和交流的新方式,与实体交互和情感需求的关系。

使用方式

双人模式:两位用户分别拥有一个抱抱熊。下载「抱抱」APP并完成两只抱抱熊的配对后,两个用户需要同时抱住各自的抱抱熊,使得抱抱熊回抱。(详见下方图示)

单人模式:抱住并抚摸抱抱熊的后背后,它也会抱住用户。

 

目标用户

相隔两地的孩子与家长、异地的伴侣。

- Qinglin Wang 2020 -