Final project documentation for Time Studio 2: Craft Behavior, Fall 2012, at California College of the Arts.
 
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The HOUSE CLEANING ROBOT design team will explore the concept of the robot as house cleaner. This robot should perform the following tasks (or similar):
·       Vacuum carpet
·       Mop tile and hardwood floors
·       Clean windows and mirrors
·       Toilet bowls
·       Shower / bathtub
·       Sinks
·       Countertops
 
This robot will take the form of a mobile robot, and it may be one reconfigurable machine or many single purpose machines. The main value propositions include more frequent and higher quality cleaning as well as freeing time typically spent cleaning.

TARGET AUDIENCE
 
Private homes and apartments in the US
Not for office, hotel, or industrial environments 

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The HOUSE ORGANIZATION ROBOT design team will explore the concept of the robot as home organizer. This robot should perform the following tasks (or similar):
·           Organizes and optimizes storage space in closets, drawers, and shelves
·           Removes clutter from floors, tables, chairs, etc. and stores it in an organized manner
·           Sorts the mail, magazines, and newspapers
·           Sorts trash (garbage, recycling, and compost) and takes out trash
 
This robot can take the form of a mobile robot with a manipulator or of a connected system without a roving/mobile presence (for example an intelligent closet). The main value propositions include reduced personal stress, reduced cleaning time, and optimized usage of storage space.

TARGET AUDIENCE
 
Private homes and apartments in the US
Not for office, hotel, or industrial environments

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The SECURITY ROBOT design team will explore the concept of the robot as home security guard. This robot should perform the following tasks (or similar):
·           Monitor a house for intruders when the occupants are away or asleep
·           Turn on/off lights
·           Open/close and lock/unlock doors
·           Provide the ability for the occupant to monitor the premises remotely
 
This robot can take the form of a mobile robot with a manipulator or of a connected system without a roving/mobile presence. The main value propositions include 24/7 security and peace of mind due to a living environment safe from intruders and due to the ability to remotely monitor and control the house.

TARGET AUDIENCE
 
Private homes and apartments in the US
Not for office, hotel, or industrial environments

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All teams should sketch a design (or designs) for the robot and answer interaction questions such as:
·           What are the robot's behaviors, and how do users want the robot to act?
·           What are the command gestures, and how do users want to command the robot?
·           How does the robot ask for assistance, and how does the user provide assistance?

Please consider the user experience areas of ease of use, joy of use, and aesthetics when answering these questions.
 
Bosch researchers will be happy to answer any questions about technical feasibility.

APPLICABLE DISCIPLINES
 
Interaction Design, Industrial Design
 
DELIVERABLES
 
The final products for this project will be robot design sketches and an interaction prototype for a house cleaning robot. This prototype can be physically realized or demonstrated using video or other media. The prototypes should focus on the user experience areas specified above and not on the cleaning abilities. Some suggestions for scenarios to demonstrate include a human starting a cleaning task, a robot requesting help from human, and a robot avoiding human while cleaning.
 
FINAL PRESENTATION

Each design team will have an opportunity to present their designs. Each presentation will be 10 minutes followed by a 5 minute Q&A. In addition, there will be an open poster/pin-up session following all the presentations. The final presentations will be at Bosch Research and Technology Center, 4009 Miranda Ave, Suite 150, Palo Alto, CA 94304.

Song credit: Us vs. Them (London Session) by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem
Video and editing by Andrew Haskin

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