ESCHER Protective Body Panels

I collaborated with my colleague Sam Blanchard, graduate student Phat Nguyen, and Virginia Tech’s TREC Robotics Lab to create a contoured suit of interlocking protective panels for the ESCHER (Electromechanical Series Compliant Humanoid for Emergency Response) Humanoid Robot. The body panels were designed to promote familiarity and recognition of the robot as an emergency first responder. For more information on the project please visit the website I created for this project: vthumanoidrobot.com

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Mood board for design direction:

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Early model of panels on robot:

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Detail:

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Pop-up display for SXSW 2016:

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