ClientYves Behar
DesignerYves Behar Dan Semo George De'Ath Gabrielle DaGama Kei Koyama
Prize1st Place in Media And Home Electronics / Robotics
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Entry Description

Cobalt is an indoor security robot, utilizing 60+ sensors to detect and report anomalies in the workplace. Its autonomous capabilities make an office safe while also providing concierge and information services. A human co-pilot, safely located offsite, is able to video into the robot when needed to provide human interactions and assistance when necessary. The Cobalt robot’s semi-cylindrical self-driving mechanism, sensors and cameras are covered by a tensile fabric skirt. This helps maximize the access and usability of the internal technologies, creates airflow to prevent overheating, and conveys a soft and friendly persona akin to office furniture. Cobalt is a stark contrast to the Hollywood dystopian Robocop – it discreetly fits into its environment, provides a platform to grow with our needs, and enhances human ability without replacing the human.