CLIENT CASE

Who said a cleaning robot can't look clean

Sweeping industrial floors can be quite a tedious task, and as such a perfect target for automation. That is why AGORA Robotics developed their SWEEPER robot. As part of our Concept Generation Rapid Solution, we helped them enhance the robots appearance and usability through a cost efficient concept. Thereafter the project was extended to also incude CAD and detail design. 

Client

AGORA Robotics

Year

2024

Deliverables

Concept developtment, Industrial Design, UI&UX, HRI

Challenge

AGORA Robotics approached us to design the next version of their SWEEPER robot. The product had to stand out among its competitors and communicate its robotic nature. At the same time, the design had to facilitate good usability and cost efficient manufacturing, as these factors were key for a successful implementation of the concept.

Solution

Our approach was to work iteratively with AGORA’s mechanical team to find a design that was easy to manufacture. We utilized proportion, color and labels to enhance the products usability and create a distinct aesthetic, while remaining cost efficient. Finally, the robots UI and HRI were developed to ensure safe and efficient usage and to be aesthetically aligned with the new design.

Labels and a bright accent
color guide the interaction.

Early adaptation to the clients manufacturing capabilities ensured a feasible design.

Lights play an important role in communicating the robots movement and intentions, which is critical for safety.

Physical prototyping is not only important to create good ergonomics, its also fun!

And at last, the reward of seeing the design come to life at the Hannover Messe, showing off its cleaning prowess!

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This package aims to provide you with a clearly defined design vision for your robot, whether you are working on a brand new one or want to enhance an existing robot.

 

 

Duration: 1 month

Deliverables: Design guidelines and review document

Price: 5500 USD

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The robotic design review is an easy way to get started with industrial design for your robotic solution. Our aim is to deliver a review that introduces new perspectives, translates user insights into design actions and unravels the hidden potential of your product.

 

Duration: 1 month

DeliverablesDesign guidelines and review document

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