Natalie Be'er


The WiggleBot is a robotic pet toy that changes his behaviors based on how you play with him.

Mechanisms and Things That Move,Toy Design and Sustainability

For kids & kids at heart who want a mechanical friend, WiggleBot uses an Arduino, two servo motors, and various sensors to interact with you. WiggleBot gives the user imaginative control over its personality and role in play, with specific and random character traits determined by sensor input.

Robotic or mechanized toys come in two types: hard plastic covered in soft material, or plastic molded to look more organic. Both try to deceive the user in what the toy is. In my design of WiggleBot, I attempted to play with the transparency of his mechanic nature. He is made of clear acrylic, and his robotics are completely exposed.

Anyone interested in robotic toys, kids