Entering this project we had two main goals. 1. Explore the possibility space of pop-up mechanisms in a robotic context. 2. Find ways of making audiences feel strongly about a robot in novel ways other than fear and affection.
We combined the very organic movement style of our pop-up mechanism with the high stakes context of betting on racing. This approach spotlight for the surprisingly animate nature of our robots.
Is this a good/useful/informative piece of content to include in the project? Have your say!