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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2010 (English)In: Clinica Terapeutica, ISSN 0009-9074, Vol. 161, no 6, 573-574 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Toys denote objects used in playing. From the first examples of toys made of materials available in the environment and manufactured by parents or by children themselves only for recreational purpose, toys have evolved into more sophisticated devices which integrate mechanics, electronics and informatics (mechatronic toys) used in several different application fields. There are two main kinds of mechatronic toys: sensorized toys are passive toys equipped with a set of sensors used to record user-toy interactions; robotic toys are artefacts or computers, usually self-propelled with the help of motors, which collect information from the surrounding environment by sensors, and decode this information into behaviors consistent with them. This entry explores the use of the word "toys" from a technological point of view focussing on mechatronic toys and their applications.

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2010. Vol. 161, no 6, 573-574 p.
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mechatronic toys, robotic toys, sensorized toys
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-148141ISI: 000286779400014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-148141DiVA: diva2:401432
Available from: 2011-03-02 Created: 2011-03-02 Last updated: 2011-03-02Bibliographically approved

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