Making Your Home Smarter: Robot Design for Humans

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PRINTCast: The PRINT Podcast Studio is a curated collection of cutting-edge podcasts we love about design, creativity, branding, books, and further subjects afield. Soon, we’ll have a dedicated digital listening room. In the meantime, we present Design Museum’s Design is Everywhere, hosted by Sam Aquillano and Liz Pawlak—a “podcast featuring stories of people and organizations using design to make an impact and change the world.”

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The latest episode asks: “How do designers craft robots to make life easier and better for humans?”

Here’s more from the Design is Everywhere team:

In this episode, Sam is joined by Betsy Goodrich, the vice president of design and co-founder at Manta, to chat about the design of complex robots that help people. Betsy shares how she founded Manta, her product design process, and how designers test out scenarios for robot design. Later on in the show, they are accompanied by Rick Hoobler, the senior director of design at iRobot. Rick shares his background and what led him to the field, and together the panel discusses their various design projects, the way robots can make cleaning better and easier, and even their favorite robots in the media.

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