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Friend 1
DesignInteractive Dan Chen / September 6, 2021

Friend 1 is a desktop robot that comforts you with a gentle moving arm. It senses your stress by monitoring your activities, then pat on your hand and say “It will be alright” or “It’s okay”. Friend 1 will also comfort you at random or when it think you need it the most. 

Friend 1 is part of the Making Friends by Making them series, where I provide all the 3D printing files and instructions for you to assemble and program you own friend.

The idea is to “make a friend” in a different way. How would you program a friendship? What kind of interaction would you program it to have? By answer those questions, we might just reveal more about ourselves.

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