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Gobug is an interactive toy designed to facilitate an inclusive social learning experience for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, individuals of all ages are welcome to join, play, and learn. Gobug is designed to move around on a ground surface at the control of the users. Up to two or three children can play with the toy simultaneously. Each user takes ownership of one controller. These controllers work in conjunction; each user points their remote in a direction and the Gobug moves in the combined direction of the active controllers. Users have to work together on both verbal and physical communicative levels.
University of Illinois
Champaign, United States
Deerfield, United States
Greg Katz and Tom Rim