The team behind GlowBots have various backgrounds, including physics, complex adaptive systems, computer science, cognitive science, HCI a is a robotic design is based on a previous study where we interviewed owners of rather unusual pets such as snakes, spiders and lizards.
We have then tried to transfer some of the specific qualities
found in their interaction and relationships with their pets to explore the design-space in everyday robotics. GlowBots is the first proof-of-concept robotic design implementation that came as a direct result from this study. The current generation Glowbots display supershapes in red and green.