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A small and sassy robot that helps you in social situations.
How does Spud help?
Spud uses different facial expressions and body movements to express its emotions to assist you in social situations. You can choose its personality depending on your mood.
When you want to be alone to have some peace and quiet.
When you want to socialise with others and have some fun.
What makes Spud fun and interactive in everyday life?
Listens to its Surroundings
Senses People Around you
Moves to Express Itself
How was Spud built?
Generated ideas on Sassy Tech
Researched on robots, body language & facial expressions
Sketched out different robots
Carried out user testing with participants
The first version of Spud
The current version of Spud
View the Design Process
The projects of the Hand Gang
Robots with a personality.
Both robots have the same function of helping the user in social situations but in very different forms.
Shao Qi Tan · DECO7385 Physical Computing & Interaction Design Studio 2020 · The University of Queensland