Bear With Me


Final CMSC838F Final Project

Team Members:

Zahra Ashktorab , Masters student, Human-Computer Interaction
Allan Fong, PhD student, Computer Science


For our final project, we wanted to enhance interpersonal communication with tangible ways of exchanging emotions. We created Bear With Me, a prototype system that allows two users to tangibly send and receive hugs (as well as motion) in near real-time. We used teddy bears as our medium because stuffed animals are often given as a symbol of an emotional or personal connection and we wanted to extend this metaphor in our project.

GitHub Link

Instructables Link