Make Friends with Companion Robots
Why make friends when you can MAKE friends? These makers (and their sidekicks) discuss making robots wearable, huggable, and even helpful. From methods to materials, learn how to design and build your own, and enjoy this inspiring and entertaining panel – it's sure to be a show!
What inspired you to begin investigating your topic or inspired you to make your project?:
Alex always wanted to have a wizard's familiar, and is fascinated by the way that the design of a robot influences people's emotional and behavioral response to it. Jayy wanted a companion to tinker on, and took inspiration from African traditional mythology. We were both inspired by the joy of building robots, and the challenge of designing a creature companion.