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Needybot

Maybe the strangest robotics R+D project ever? The first robot built to intentionally be kind of useless. A real custom social robot that lived in our office for 3 months. Needybot was designed with some intrinsic personality traits and goals around meeting as many people as possible. Needybot’s success depended on garnering empathy & care from humans.

Project Roles
Creative Director, Creative Technologist
Company
Wieden+Kennedy
Skills
Design, Design Strategy, Technology
Media
Environmental Design, Products - Digital, Products - Physical
Project Industries
Technology
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