This work introduces novel interaction and applications using smartphones with kinetic capabilities. We develop an accessory module with robot wheels for a smartphone. With this module, the smartphone can move in a linear direction or rotate with sufficient power. The module also includes rotary encoders, allowing us to use the wheels as an input modality. We demonstrate a series of novel mobile interaction for mobile devices with kinetic capabilities through three applications.


Takefumi Hiraki, Koya Narumi, Koji Yatani, and Yoshihiro Kawahara. 2016. Phones on Wheels: Exploring Interaction for Smartphones with Kinetic Capabilities. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ’16 Adjunct), 121-122.