The Hippo

​ Designed after a data collection process using an Arduino Uno, the Hippo allows data to speak for itself. The Hippo resides on a student's desk and responds to sudden loud noises (taken as swearing) by raising a flag to join the student in their cuss. The data input also allows the unit to "swear" once a glitch in its own system is recorded, allowing the student to empathize and join in swearing with the robot. Who said robots were only our companions?

Date: 2016    •    Client: Design Informatics    •    Role: Designer