Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Robot Design

Mood Board

Here is a mood board of robot I put together as inspiration for this image.

Idea's / Development
Next are some idea's for my robot. I decided that my robot would be a domestic one, or at least something the average citezen might want to own. For this reason, I decided to go with a simpler design, rather than a big, complicated robot and concentrate more on character rather than trying to impress with complicated structures. This way the average person will feel more connected to the robot and therefore be happy to welcome it into their home.

For my robot to show character, much like the robot from the disney movie Wall-e, I would find a simple but effective way to express emotion. This gave me idea for the eye with the heart symbol that can been found on all these designs, other than one which just has the symbol.

3D Model

Here is a 3D model of my robot. Whilst I think it works well, I felt that I would be able to do better with a drawing.

Final Drawing

Here is my Final drawing for the robot. I changed the bottom of it so that it would float, making it easier for it to maneuver around obstacles. The robot can be used for many functions, but it's main one is entertainment. It can dance and even has an antenna which inherently picks up radio channels, but can also be used for other purposes on command.

This robot would be most commonly used domestically, but may also be a good asset in the work place or even the military.

In the end I got rid of the symbol and just had a dot for the eye as I felt it would be easier to communicate emotion just by changing it's shape, rather than coming up with a different symbol for each emotion the robot might need to express.

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