Chatterbot

A live playful experiment game of chance powered social network controlling a of wind-up (robotic) teeth.

Chatterbot translates the concept of mobile telecom Orange promotion (that rewards customers for everyday conversation) into a quirky Tweet-powered game. Behind the social experiment robust technology of control and engineering powered a robotic set of teeth for 12 hours during 7 days. Receiving over 100.000 Tweets and applying an algorithm to define the winner of the bet based on prize spots on the physical track. When Tweeting users move the physical character to prize spots on the track – the more users Tweeted, the more chances they had of winning prizes.

My role: implementation of the hardware and software for the animatronics, physical control system implemented with a set of custom designed Arduino shields controlling the different aspects of the robotics.