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Demo or Sleep, two aspirations that often get overlooked. Here, the sleep calbot is coming to attention, and will probably be ignored.
Calbots are a collection desktop robots that help with self-reflection. These physical object map a person's intangible goals to the reality of scheduling maneagable tasks. A robotic calendar assistant physically reminds users that they have a particular aspiration. The physical reminder comes into focus, physically encouraging them to switch their priorities at an appointed time. This reminder can be put off (like a snooze alarm), acknowledged, or passively go away. The activity of snoozing, acknowledging or ignoring is fed back into a calendar database. At the end of each day (determined by the user) , the ambient physical positions of each Calbot allows user to get a better idea of where the time was spent. Over time, each calbot tracks the user's attention to a particular priority. The database calculates the likelihood of whether or not the user will be likely to attend to specific priorities at particular times of the day, and (theoretically) assists in better prioritizing.
Team Members: James Gouldstone, Victor Wang, special thanks to Edgerton labs, and Siggi Orn for his help on power performance