Geocaching with a Beam: Shared outdoor activities through a telepresence robot with 360 degree viewing

Designed and ran a study with 28 participating in the outdoor activity of geocaching, where one person geocached with the help of a remote partner via a telepresence robot. The purpose of the study was to explore remote outdoor activities by investigating the benefits and challenges of using a telepresence robot to support outdoor leisure activities. Methods used were field study, in-depth interviews, observation, surveys, and qualitative and quantitative analysis of the results.

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