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Tseng,Wei-Chieh

Mood Tail

Abstract:
As humans have evolved, they have lost a specific physical attribute that was not essential for their everyday survival. This attribute is still used by a variety of mammals, birds and other vertebrates for a variety of functions, such as locomotion, balance and even social behavior. What is this attribute? It is the tail, which is also used by certain mammals such as dogs to indicate emotions. What would happen if humans, who have a natural tendency to hide their emotions, were able to use a tail to communicate their feelings? That’s where the robotic tail comes into play, allowing users to express a range of emotions by mimicking the tail-wagging language of dogs through the use of a robotic tail.

Biography:
Born in 1983 in Taiwan, graduated from the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tunghai University, currently studying for a Master’s in Information Communication at Yuan Ze University (YZU). He got 2008 MOE scholarship Program for overseas study in Arts and Design, and study in Interactive Design at Savannah College of Art and Design for one year. Recent work focuses on digital art and interactive art. His artworks have been invited to art venues and media festivals, including Siggraph (09), Digital Art Festival Taipei (08, 07), Beijing Digital Entertainment Jam (08), Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (08), MOCA Taipei (09), among others.