Sesame Workshop / Qualcomm
Grover’s Block Party combines alphabet block play and an adaptive multi-screen play experience with Grover. Using machine vision and augmented reality, Grover can ‘see’ how the child is playing with alphabet blocks. Like an engaged parent, he comments, encourages, and suggests guided play.
Two Moos/DEPT® collaborated with Qualcomm, Sesame Workshop, and animation studio Magnetic Dreams to build the prototype as an innovation showcase for CES 2014. It was built to incorporate Qualcomm’s AllJoyn technology and Vuforia AR.
Grover’s Block Party had some of the highest Sesame Street kids test with up to 45 minutes of uninterrupted play. It has been showcased at multiple conferences including SXSW, V21 (as keynote speaker), and Kidscreen. Additionally, It was included as part of a peer-reviewed paper on parasocial relationships and learning, and featured on multiple technology shows including ABC Radio National’s Drive program.