collaboration with Rita Faia, Jennifer Monclou and Julian Reineck.
Ernesto is a heating element with catlike behavior.
He lies in his charging station and watches the room. by using temperature sensor and motion sensor, he recognizes when the user is cold and offers him\her to warm up.
But like a cat, he does not give a treat without getting something In return, he warms up only if he feels he is being caressed or if the user plays with him (he can recognize this by using a pressure sensors).
When the battery is about to run out. Ernesto will start to vibrate nervously thus will tell the user that he wants to go back to "sleep" in his charging station.