Playpals Leonardo Bonanni, Jeff Lieberman, Cati Vaucelle, Orit Zuckerman

PlayPals are a set of figurines with their mechanical arms that provide children with a playful way to communicate between remote locations. PlayPals is designed for children aged 5-8 to share virtual co-presence. We learned from our pilot study that embedding digital communication into existing play pattern enhances both remote play and communication.