Designing for robots is a complex challenge, especially attempting to apply human characteristics. How do we use existing technology and apply “human like” interactions on a clock work machine?
With our specialised design and engineering team, we aimed to create facial and body expressions that worked well for humans, avoiding any obnoxious machine interaction. Our aim was to create an interaction process that worked well with the body of the robot, connecting the digital to the physical design.
PLANNING & RESEARCH
Facial expressions were sketched with the intention to focus on human emotions. The idea was not to replicate human facial expressions but to provide a mixture between machine and human. As human expressions are usually rounded the same concept was applied.
Research was taken from various sources such as analysing human behaviour when interacting with objects as well as other humans and reading body language journals found on Google Scholar.