06160540 is referenced by 263 patents and cites 11 patents.

A zoomorphic computer for controlling a computer system includes an animal or humanoid shaped shell having an attached transceiver for two way communication with a computer system. A position detecting unit determines position of the zoomorphic shell relative to the computer system, with change of position of the zoomorphic shell relative to the computer system changing state the zoomorphic shell or the computer system. The zoomorphic shell can have movable elements such as arms or tails, attached to the zoomorphic shell, and support a feedback unit that communicates with the computer system, modifying position of a movable element in response to computer system output.

Title
Zoomorphic computer user interface
Application Number
9/5977
Publication Number
6160540
Application Date
January 12, 1998
Publication Date
December 12, 2000
Inventor
Roy Want
Los Altos
CA, US
Maureen C Stone
Los Altos
CA, US
Elizabeth D Mynatt
San Francisco
CA, US
Beverly L Harrison
Palo Alto
CA, US
Anuj Uday Gujar
Palo Alto
CA, US
David Goldberg
Palo Alto
CA, US
Kenneth P Fishkin
Redwood City
CA, US
Assignee
Xerox Company
CT, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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