Cellulo

Solar system activity with Cellulo

In the Cellulo Project, we are aiming to design and build the pencils of the future’s classroom, in the form of robots. We imagine these as swarm robots, each of them very simple and affordable, that reside on large paper sheets that contain the learning activities. Our vision is that these be ubiquitous, namely a natural part of the classroom ecosystem, as to shift the focus from the robot to the activity. With Cellulo you can actually grab and move a planet to see what happens to its orbit, or vibrate a molecule with your hands to see how it behaves. Cellulo makes tangible what is intangible in learning.

This project is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation through the National Centre of Competence in Research Robotics.

Our current work on building tangible swarms with Cellulo:

Demonstrating our localization and locomotion systems:

Related Publications

2018

Conference Papers

A. Özgür; W. Johal; A. Güneysu Özgür; F. Mondada; P. Dillenbourg : Declarative Physicomimetics for Tangible Swarm Application Development. 2018-10-29. 11th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, ANTS 2018, Rome, Italy, October 29-31, 2018. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-00533-7.
A. Guneysu Ozgur; M. J. Wessel; W. Johal; K. Sharma; A. Özgür et al. : Iterative Design of an Upper Limb Rehabilitation Game with Tangible Robots. 2018-03-05. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Chicago, IL, USA, March 5-8, 2018. p. 241-250. DOI : 10.1145/3171221.3171262.
A. Güneysu Özgür; T. L. C. Asselborn; K. Mrini; E. Yadollahi; A. Özgür et al. : Bringing letters to life: handwriting with haptic-enabled tangible robots. 2018. IDC '18 Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Trondheim, Norway, June 19 - 22, 2018. p. 219-230. DOI : 10.1145/3202185.3202747.

Theses

A. Özgür / P. Dillenbourg (Dir.) : Cellulo: Tangible Haptic Swarm Robots for Learning. EPFL, 2018. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-8241.

2017

Conference Papers

A. Ozgur; W. Johal; F. Mondada; P. Dillenbourg : Windfield: Demonstrating Wind Meteorology with Handheld Haptic Robots. 2017. HRI ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Vienna, Austria, March 6-9, 2017. p. 48-49. DOI : 10.1145/3029798.3036664.
A. Ozgur; W. Johal; F. Mondada; P. Dillenbourg : Haptic-Enabled Handheld Mobile Robots: Design and Analysis. 2017. CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Denver, Colorado, USA, May 6-11, 2017. p. 2449-2461. DOI : 10.1145/3025453.3025994.
A. Ozgur; W. Johal; F. Mondada; P. Dillenbourg : Windfield: Learning Wind Meteorology with Handheld Haptic Robots. 2017. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Vienna, Austria, March 6-9, 2017. p. 156-165. DOI : 10.1145/2909824.3020231.
A. Ozgur; S. Lemaignan; W. Johal; M. Beltran; M. Briod et al. : Cellulo: Versatile Handheld Robots for Education. 2017. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Vienna, Austria, March 6-9, 2017. p. 119-127. DOI : 10.1145/2909824.3020247.

2016

Conference Papers

A. Ozgur; W. Johal; P. Dillenbourg : Permanent Magnet-Assisted Omnidirectional Ball Drive. 2016. 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, Korea, October 9-14, 2016. DOI : 10.1109/IROS.2016.7759180.
L. O. Hostettler; A. Ozgur; S. Lemaignan; P. Dillenbourg; F. Mondada : Real-Time High-Accuracy 2D Localization with Structured Patterns. 2016. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, 16-21 May, 2016. p. 4536-4543. DOI : 10.1109/ICRA.2016.7487653.