Dendrobot

  • Dendrobot is a series of wooden robot figures with different personalities
    and sets of skills. Each of them has unique parts made out of different species
    of wood. In the era of post-futuristic-war where a bunch of combat robots are
    thrown out and trashed, a group of biologists and engineers did a project to 
    revive these abandoned robots and integrate it to our everyday lives.

  • The toy and the package design were made to aim target audience 
    of mainly kids above the age of 7 but not limited to that group age.
    Dendrobots appeal to adults as well as collectibles.

  • Each of the robots' histories are written on the side of the 
    packaging as well as their stats.

  • No. 003
    Cymbot
    A cymbal robot. Cymbots were originally made to distract
    enemies in combat with their built-in cymbals. however, as
    dendrobot today cymbots use their cymbals to cheer on 
    other robots or to make any situation festive and lead most 
    of city parades.

    Power: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
    Agility: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
    Social: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o

  • No. 005
    Rollers
    Rollers were once designed to be high speed motorbikes for 
    police department use. They are very fast and polite. Today 
    they are delivering goods and mails around the town. Anyone 
    can count on their speed. Sometimes Rollers like to race one 
    another to see who got the fastest speed of all.
    Power: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
    Speed: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
    Politeness: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
    Patience: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o

  • No. 006
    Mass-O
    Mass-O robots are really big and heavy. Their body were 
    build to endure bombs and missiles in combat. The impact 
    from their punches could take down an entire skyscraper. 
    However, Mass-O robots are very sensitive and cares about 
    the people and the environment around them. You can find 
    Mass-O robots helping out elderly people or playing with 
    children at the park. They tend to be solitary and rarely 
    seen in packs.

    Weight: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
    Speed: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
    Endurance: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
    Sensitivity: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
    Power: o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o

  • On the back of each box there are illustrations of what each
     dendrobots' daily lives might look like.

  • Following are the concept sketches, iterations, and process of designing 
    and making Dendrobot. The idea stemmed from my love for wood and
    robots and the lack of relationships between two said subjects. People
    tend to see machines and robots as cold heartless tool. We as human find 
    more comfort in wood than in metal, which is interesting because we
    share the same minerals that exist in some metals.
  • mind maps

  • early sketches of the robots and the packaging structure.
  • dendrobots in the making.

  • choosing product brand name, packaging and logo iterations, prototypes progress.

  • illustrations for packaging skin.

  • packaging net template and patterns used on the inside of the packaging. 
    the boxes and the toy figures are categorized into small, medium, and large.
  • Dendrobot is a whole series of 99 different robots. Collect all of them 
    and create your own little wooden robot town!