Tribbles for Troubles

Created in collaboration with the University of Minnesota's Product Lab headed by Professor Lana Yaroush


Tribbles for Troubles: The Robotic Therapy Animal

Based on inspiration from a therapy chicken, a team of designers (myself included) paired up with Professor Lana Yaroush's Product Lab at the University of Minnesota to create a personal robotic therapy pet. Designed for those who need a little comfort in stressful situations, the animal was designed to react to your touches, purring and shifting in your grips as you pet and play with it.

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Responsible for the physical design of the product, my team and I designed it to move with the curves of the body. Starting off as a wiffle ball with multiple fabric covers, the prototype was a tad large and