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Designing an interactive olfactory robot for and with dogs.

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Hirskyj-Douglas, Ilyena
dc.contributor.advisor Niinimäki, Matti
dc.contributor.author Kar, Shreyasi
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-22T16:01:10Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-22T16:01:10Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/41559
dc.description.abstract This thesis follows the development of Scent Bot, a smell-based enrichment and training device ecosystem for dogs. The device is designed for dogs to use independently. The sponsor of the project, Nose Academy Oy, gave the design brief. Through the choices made while developing the device, a dog-centric design approach emerges, which is discussed at length. Challenges such as those of linguistics and cognition that arise when designing for another species are mitigated through an iterative, multispecies participatory design process. In addition to differences in comprehension, differences in physiology, and ways of experiencing the world are key elements taken into consideration while designing. The interactions of the dog with the device are based on methods coming from ethology and animal training. The interactions were then tested with dogs and revised based on the test results in an iterative looping manner. The design method used in this thesis forwards the conversation around the involvement of animals in the design process while designing for animal-computer interactions. Such design methods can also be used to understand what participatory design can mean where user groups cannot give direct verbal feedback to the designers such as young children and others who are differently abled. The product finds use both in research related to canine olfaction and commercial applications. If launched now, Scent Bot will be the first commercially available automated olfaction-based interactive enrichment device for dogs in the world. en
dc.format.extent 83+1
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Designing an interactive olfactory robot for and with dogs. en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Media en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword dog-centric design en
dc.subject.keyword interspecies participatory design en
dc.subject.keyword olfactory enrichment device en
dc.subject.keyword canine robot en
dc.subject.keyword designing with dogs en
dc.subject.keyword scent training en
dc.subject.keyword nosework en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201912226508
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Leinonen, Teemu
dc.programme New Media Design and Production en


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