Joggobot is a research project drawing the idea from computer games, by the Exertion Games Lab that explores how joggers will enjoy jogging with flying robots as companions, in order to make the exercise activity more engaging.
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“Our Joggobot is able to track the position of the jogger via an built-in camera and tag detection software. This software turns the previously human-controlled quadrocopter into an autonomous flying robot that reacts to the jogger’s actions.”
“We ask questions such as: Should the robot be a pacemaker for the jogger? If so, can this be motivating? Or should the Joggobot be more like a dog, reacting to the jogger like a companion? How does this affect the interaction, and in particular, the exercise experience for the jogger?”
source Exertion Games Lab