An engagement project to develop a semi-autonomous robot puppet to engage the public with concepts of social robots.
An engagement project which brought together creative, artistic and engineering skills to develop a semi-autonomous robot puppet to engage the public with the concepts and ideas behind research into emotional and social robots.
Direct public engagement took place via walk-about ‘performances’ of the puppet at street festivals, science festivals and cafes.
An independent evaluation of the project was carried out by Jenesys Associates. The Heart Robot Evalution Report (PDF) documents the outcome of that evaluation.