cArVATAR – A Novel Remote Control For Toy Cars.
We describe a novel controller for a remote controlled (R/C) car.
The controller is a small car-shaped toy which is used for controlling the larger toy car. In this avatar inspired relationship between controller and controlled, operations performed on the small car are implemented by the larger car. The cArVATAR
addresses limitations of the traditional R/C, and is proposed as an alternative allowing younger children to use R/C toys. Details of the prototype and observations from an exploratory study performed with five children aged 6 to 7 are presented, and possible applications to other products and domains are discussed.