Playful Robot Inspires Charitable Donations

Playful Robot Inspires Charitable Donations

A friendly robot that helps collect donations is one of the latest development in human-machine interactions.

Kyle Studstill
  • 25 april 2011

DON-8r is a simple robot built to travel through public space, created by University of Dundee product design student Tim Pryde. The robot is placed in a park or common space, inspiring interaction through playful sounds and movements – the robot can only keep moving when fed coins from passersby. Signage on the bot indicates that all donations go to the Dundee Science Center.

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