RobotPHONE is an RUI system for interpersonal exchange that uses robots as shape sharing agents for physical communication. The shape and motion of remote shape-sharing devices are always synchronized by a symmetric bilateral control method. Operations to the robot, such as the modification of posture, or the input of motion, are reflected to the remote end in real-time. Therefore, users of RobotPHONE can communicate and interact with each other by exchanging the shape and motion of the robot.
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