THE DRAWING ROBOT

Doodlebot

COURSE Animism, Anthropomorphism and Zoomorphism

DURATION 5 days

INSTRUCTORS Mads Hobye, PhD in interaction design Malmo University 

Realized my childhood dream of having a robot friend to always draw with. I used a hackable Arduino based robot platform and programmed behavioural interaction patterns into it. This involved many iterations and tweaking the code to get a good amount of randomness for the sketches. I built a frame that the infrared sensors (eyes) would detect and then react to by backing up and/or turning around within a certain distance. Also redesigned its skeleton by making new parts on the lasercutter and vacuum form and hacked a sharpie.