We utilized text-to-image generation techniques to generate designs for "Dogobots," a line of toy robotic dogs. Our objective was to evaluate the capabilities of generative AI models in creating innovative and functional designs inspired by man's most trusted pet.
Some famous examples of toy robot dogs include the Sony AIBO and the Tekno robotic dog. The Sony AIBO, which was first introduced in 1999, was one of the first commercially available robotic pets and was known for its advanced capabilities, including autonomous navigation, facial recognition, and the ability to learn and adapt to its environment. The Tekno robotic dog, introduced by Manley Toy Quest in 2000, was a popular toy robotic dog known for its realistic movements and behavior.
We employed generative AI models to quickly create a diverse range of designs for Dogobots. Some of the most interesting ones are shown below.
Of the ones we obtained using text-to-image models, here are our top four Dogobots.
This post is part of a series of articles on the use of generative AI for bioinspired product ideation. The use of AI for product concept generation allows for the quick creation of many potentially novel designs, which could then be evaluated and refined to select the most promising concepts to move to the next stage of the product development process.
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