Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Modifying Spot’s Robot Form!

Adam’s back with more projects with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot! In this One Day Build, Adam explores changes to Spot’s physical form by building a variety of cardboard mounts and attachments to morph its silhouette and change how we perceive the robot’s personality. From extended neck attachements to toddler shoes worn over its rubber feet, Adam tests how little shifts in appearance dramatically change Spot’s character!

Shot and edited by Gunther Kirsch

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3 thoughts on “Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Modifying Spot’s Robot Form!

  1. Ok – some ideas:

    1. Stick some googly eyes on the front at the top – it’s impossible to think of it as creepy after that!
    2. So it’s already yellow… with long skinny legs… and then you added a long neck. Clearly it wants to be a giraffe! Add a giraffe head!
    3. If you could turn it into something resembling a balloon animal (maybe with googly eyes) you could also remove a lot of creepiness. Obviously there would be engineering challenges associated with that.

    I think part of the creep-factor is Spot’s lack of neck. With shoulders going straight into the ‘face’ it gives him a very bison-like look.

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