If you travel a lot, and if you have a chicken as pet – this solution presented at CHI could be exactly what you where looking for:
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- Put a special, fluffy jacket with built-in vibrators and wireless communication on your chicken.
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Touch the physical avatar of your chicken, wherever you are.
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- And your chicken will definitely like it!
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Actually they have done a “user study” with two chicken. Using a red and a blue door, one with food and water, one with food, water, and 10 minutes of the jacket, the chickens prefer the door with the additional 10 minutes Force Feedback jacket. And no, this is not a joke, it is serious research. For those not believing, a video was also shown with a real chicken remotely touched by a user…
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