Warehouse-friendly robot comes outfitted with smart technology to streamline operation and optimize ergonomics!

In collaboration with OTTOBO Robotics, the product and car designer Berk Kaplan developed a concept design for a task robot that integrates intelligent technology to optimize ergonomics and flexibility when transporting packaging.

Every day it feels like we’re getting closer to a future where robots will walk among us. Advances in intelligent technology and artificial intelligence have streamlined robot development and brought it to the fore in our thinking. Wroclaw car and product designer Berk Kaplan recently teamed up with OTTOBO Robotics to create a Concept development for your Clever task robot.

In the initial phase of the concept development phase, Kaplan first did his own research to determine the general mood and personality of the robot. After the research phase, Kaplan sat down to sketch sketches of his robot in development and to play with practical elements and aesthetic accents. The first proposal envisioned the robot with both a hard outer shell and an inner core, giving it a sturdy, hardworking personality and weighty body.

While the first proposal found durability in a hard exterior and interior, Kaplan’s third proposal wrapped the robot in a soft outer shell to cover the soft inner core of the robot. The second proposal, which Kaplan and OTTOBO Robotics ultimately chose as the final form of the concept design, conceived the robot with a soft outer shell and a hard inner core for a subdued tactile experience, and equipped the robot with a friendly and accessible being.

After the OTTOBO Robotics team and Kaplan had determined the final concept, 3D models were created to further develop the robot from all angles. Working with 3D models of the robot enables Kaplan to find the best ways to optimize robot ergonomics and packaging flexibility. In this phase, further technical specifications for the robot were selected, in particular how intelligent technology was built into the room to ensure its functionality. After this concept phase, Kaplan and the OTTOBO Robotics team are looking forward to future production.

Designer: Berk Kaplan x OTTOBO robotics

Berk Kaplan used 3D models after deciding on the conceptual final shape of the robot to understand its shape from every angle.

With the help of 3D technology, Kaplan deciphered how the flexibility of the robot when transporting packages can best be optimized.

After Kaplan decided on its shape and created matching 3D models, Kaplan added aesthetic details like branding and logos. Production is coming soon!