Robo-Giving

Why is it that I would trust giving my money to a cute robot before a human?  Take a look at DON-8r (pronounced donator) & you’ll see what I mean. This coin-powered fundraising robot is a friendly little guy who only needs a passer-by to chip in so he can keep moving. DON-8r is already at work in Scotland, raising money and awareness by encouraging playful and empathetic support by engaging strangers in a fun and memorable way. Designed to be rebranded to suit different charities, I can definitely see this catching on… and I’m all for it. (Does not include defense lasers or anti-theft forcefield.)

Designer: Tim Pryde

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  • Bauski says:

    Didn't we just have such a thing here already?

  • Bauski says:

    Didn't we just have such a thing here already?

  • wiredcause says:

    "Why is it that I would trust giving my money to a cute robot before a human?" Never thought of that myself, but I see what you mean. However, at least it's used in a clever way.

  • wiredcause says:

    “Why is it that I would trust giving my money to a cute robot before a human?” Never thought of that myself, but I see what you mean. However, at least it's used in a clever way.

  • trashpitchula says:

    looks like DONA Robot….?

  • Trex says:

    The “Hello, Hello, Hello….” is one of the most annoying things I have ever hear, and what stops people from picking up the robot, smashing it open and taking the cash? It’s a cute idea but I think it could use some work

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