Peeqo is a personal desktop robotic assistant who expresses himself through GIFs.
As human beings we have always been fascinated by robots and whether we like to accept it or not we have this inherent desire to connect with them. However the aspirations of bringing robots into our home have remained largely unfulfilled. Despite widespread industrial adoption, in the home the most popular robot continues to be the Roomba vacuum. My thesis is an attempt at designing a robot around emotion, expression and movement to make it more relatable. I’ve named him Peeqo and he interacts through a unique voice and GIF based interface. Think of him as the love child of Amazon Echo and your favorite Disney character, combining the best of both worlds to create a robotic character that is truly expressive, approachable and engaging.