Evolution of the Robopet

As promised, another 'Evolution' pictorial article. The Robopet is next up. As you will see, for the most part, the Robopet went through a pretty smooth birth from ideas, designs, and prototypes to finished product. About the only thing that seemed in question was how to structure its head and probably what kind of sensors to use in it [the head]. Enough of that, cue the pictures!

PS> Click on the pictures below to see larger versions.

Looks like a robotic stick insect

Still looks like a stick insect, but his legs are more developed


Rough model that's starting to do tricks like putting its head down


A more polished model (and still knows how to put its head down)


Ooh, I have a head now! and more 'guts' in my body


Sit! Good boy.


Let's measure this puppy...


2 heads are better than 1


An early graphic shows off a possible red and white style


Graphic mock-up of a model


Interesting 2-sensor heads on these graphic ideas


Uh-oh, help! I'm missing some parts


The head and body start to get a more well-defined shape


An early model poses while the Hula Barbies celebrate in the background


A fully finished Robopet practises standing at attention for the dog show.

The End!


Lady Royce's picture

I liked this article but I liked the red and white version of the Robopet better then what was the finished product.

What is needed now is a Robocat to go with the Robopet. I think cat lovers like me are being very neglected here!

Lady Donna