Evolution of the RobopetPosted by Khalid J Hosein on Thursday, 16 November 2006
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.
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... [[page]]
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.