A friendly robot that can follow people and make funny (reassuring) noises.
Outcome: explores the early relationships between people and robots and how personality can be presented on a limited time-frame/budget.
Influenced by Disney etc. movies and contemporary capitalism.
A configurable floor robot that costs only ~$400 (including to ship over from the US): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBMiH6AmBaM
Plus attach and configure a primesense or Kinect 3D camera and a speaker/microphone.
Collaborators: Ronan Whitteker + more tbc.