giant hamster wheel - fabrication

Omnibot is a marvel of design that comes from the partnership of personal robotics maker iRobot and engineers at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Utilizing a single maglev fan drive, this 5” little robot can free fly easily in any zero-g environment. Developed as a companion robot, Omni provides an intelligent sounding board to aid in the completion of tasks. Without onboard cameras, Omni can spend more energy being with its human companion than time wasted charging. Omni uses four radar emitters to pinpoint its personal location in relation to the space it is in and the humans around it.

After successful initial rounds of tests by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, these bots were cleared for flight aboard the first ships to Mars.


what – a speculative Amazon product of the future

goals – Create a product for the space traveler that would be sold on Amazon.

skills – Industrial design | CAD | Speculative design

02–05/2018