Mechanimal is going a new route, crowdfunding, aka YOU. First is the Patreon page, check it out and join in to receive monthly artwork, follow along as prototypes takes shape, and even receive teh 3D files and parts list you … Continue reading
Pearl in Popular Science
This is actually my first robot from over a decade ago, albeit the second version of her. She was specifically designed to determine what facial proportions people respond best to in a robotic face/head. Now, over a decade later, Pearl … Continue reading
Arthur the Arthrobot
A remote-controlled horseshoe crab built for the Carnegie Science Center in 2012, this gallery includes notes uploaded to Facebook during Arthur’s development and construction process.
ARM at the Smithsonian!
Robbie, the second ARM robot, will be hanging out at the Smithsonian Lemelson Center (part of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History) through May 31rst. A bit more information about the event Robbie is supporting can be found here, … Continue reading
ARM will enable autonomous mobile manipulation systems to surpass the performance level of remote manipulation systems that are controlled directly by a human operator. RE2, Inc contracted Mechanimal to create the cover anatomy – and personality – for the ARM platform. Continue reading
Known to some as “Pearl 2,” Facebot is a very different robot. In fact she was 36 different robots, part of an extensive Human-Robot Interaction study at CMU funded by the National Science Foundation. Continue reading
In mid 2000 a bold venture was underway to develop a full bodied commercial robot. Servo was designed in just a few weeks – then an unknown number of prototypes were built, at least one of which may have made it back into academia as a research platform. Continue reading
Our first robot! Continue reading
A CMU team had developed a robot arm that could deal playing cards and they wanted Mechanimal to explore what a full body robot would look like. Mechanimal developed numerous variations of Jack. Continue reading
Mechanimal was given three days to construct a 3d model of the Skyworker robot, and put together a poster illustration for the Republican National Convention. For the model we also created a new gripper specialized for the truss shape NASA had sent the team at CMU. Continue reading