A challenge by
The Honda Research Institute Europe is inviting creative minds to join their design challenge:
Create the head and face
of a multi-entity intelligent system for research that interacts with a user through
a mobile assistant robot,
a table-top robot, as well as through
a virtual avatar.
HRI-EU is giving you the chance to focus on your passion for 2D/3D designs and innovative creations in robotics. Apply your skills to solve a real-world design issue!
Note that all visualizations shown here and in the video are only placeholders for your design!
HRI-EU has set up an interconnected multi-entity system that runs all day interacting with its surrounding.
The multi-entity system consists of a "smart room", including visual and auditory sensors, large screens, a table-top robot and a mobile robot platform.
It will be able to understand and produce speech, recognize people and their gestures, and the mobile assistant robot can manipulate objects.
The design we are looking for should:
The shape of the head is free to your imagination. The physical implementation of the robot head design is supposed to have a maximum length of 30 cm (12 inches) in any direction. But maybe you have a better idea.
The competition is open to designers from different fields including industrial, character, UX and interaction designers, as well as enthusiasts, hobbyists and anyone!
Register right now, submit your ideas (PDF obligatory and if you like a video file or standard CAD formats) between September 21st and October 22nd and get a chance to win one of the 28 prizes out of the 20K Euro prize pool.
The minimal criteria for a contribution include:
Additionally 25 designs will also be rewarded with 200 € as long as they fullfill challenge criteria.
One last thing: please complete the registration by confirming the email we just sent to you!