This is a project that Emily and I made in collaboration. Our project is an AR penguin that follows you around.

In our project, the penguin is a source of comfort for the user in environments like elementary school where the user may be away from their family for the first time and need extra support. Since the penguin is the user’s imaginary friend, the user is also the site which the penguin follows. To create our project, we generated a random circular path for the penguin to travel in the proximity of the user that updates so that it stays in the proximity of the user when they move from place to place. The penguin follows the user with different animations based on how fast the user is traveling. In the future, we would like to expand on the penguin character by having it respond to time of day and weather.