A Robotic Begger

DONA is a robot that interactively solicits donations from passers-by. How? It engages people in a pet-like interaction. People rarely respond to adult humans in need but babies and animals? It’s very hard for us to resist. A wonderful exercise in behavioral science, sociology and robotics. Hit the jump for the video. I want one of these soliciting donations for my own personal project. It has to do with clothing and pandas. Any takers?


Designer: Min Su Kim

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgjvPiYNoDc 600 451]

27 Comments

  • Luigi Cappel says:

    I want one so I can get an iPAD, but I think the robot might cost a little more:)

  • freshman says:

    great idea! Many people would react, feel, and love it.

  • Dann says:

    Are all jobs destined to be replaced by robots?

    • Min Su Kim says:

      Hopefully not. I think the things replacing current jobs are machines, not a robot. The definitions are not clear enough for both though…

      • sixear says:

        确实只像是一个机器,它的智能之处在哪里?手上的识别系统?我想看看内部。

    • Min Su Kim says:

      Hopefully not. I think the things replacing current jobs are machines, not a robot. The definitions are not clear enough for both though…

  • Stefano says:

    Back when we believed in building things, robotic innovations involving making cars. Now robots mooch, reflecting modern values. Just ridiculous.

  • james says:

    What happens when you kick it over and steal its cup?

  • onkinn says:

    Almost good. But, I reckon ' A Robotic Begger ' is not the proper modifier.
    but no big deal, Good job dude!

  • onkinn says:

    Almost good. But, I reckon ' A Robotic Begger ' is not the proper modifier.
    but no big deal, Good job dude!

  • cowaaron says:

    This is awesome, this robot inspired me!

  • cowaaron says:

    This is awesome, this robot inspired me!

  • graeme says:

    can I purchase a Dona robot
    what price

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