Smart robotics‘ privately owned IoT robot “PAKKUN” and Yahoo’s IoT platform “myThings Developers” work together to start demonstrating the use of robots in private properties for leasing as guest houses and rooms. With this robot, they aim to improve the convenience of both the host and the guest.
Designing a robot was one of my dreams, and finally I’m really glad that the dream came true. PAKKUN, the robot has unbelievably cute voices and gestures so I tried to make it adorable and friendly.
Could a drone work as a floating fan? If so, wouldn’t it be nice to have a floating fan + sun shade following you?
The fan (protected with strong nylon mesh) gives you wind.
It’d be great if the home assistant robot used ‘body language’ with its comical movements of the electromagnetic floater. Seeing it nod while you’re talking to it would be nice and natural. People with hearing difficulties can also use this I guess.
I want a smartphone dock with a physical little hand.
It’d be nice if it could work as a real ‘stand’ and even walk!
And here’s a similar concept I thought of some time ago.
I’ve always wanted to do this ‘command F’ in the physical space ’cause I keep losing my stuff..
Yeah I kind of restarted this concept designing too, but the image will be a lot rougher than before.
I’ll be uploading ideas (almost) daily! So stay tuned.
The newest smart lock is finally released. I’m honored to have a chance again to design such great products of Photosynth Inc. This time I designed not only the smart lock itself and the door censor, but the brand new NFC reader, which allows your ID card compatible with the NFC to replace your physical door key.
I got the Good Design Award!
Good Design Award is the Japanese comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system, operated by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
“Akerun” a smart lock robot I designed for Photosynth Inc. has received the Good Design Award 2015. I really appreciate the people of the company for the opportunity to embody such a great concept into a product. The value of this product, I believe, is not composed only of the superficial design, but of the great combination of the beautiful UX/UI designs of the app that realize a high degree of usability and comfort, polite and friendly customer support, etc. all for the purpose of “the most smooth experience at a door without keys”.
For Akerun, I made the product design of the smart lock as well as the brochures, packages, pamphlets etc. and worked on its branding. Together with the company, we’ll be creating great stuff for many years to come! Also I’m personally thinking of making sooooo exciting stuff (IoT).
The smart lock robot I introduced on my previous post is finally ready. First time the product I designed is on sale!
I made the product design of the smart lock, brochure, package, pamphlet, infographics and worked on its branding.
Akerun is a smart lock system that enables you to unlock the door when you get close to it (with your smartphone with you) and share the key ‘digitally’ with specific people. Installation is simple; no need to detach the thumb turn.
I made the concept design of Akerun pretty quickly (and the websites, too).