Designing Apollo, an Approachable Humanoid Robot

Mar 11, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

How do you inject humanity into a humanoid robot that is essentially industrial equipment, to produce a distinct design that is safe, friendly, intelligent, and capable? NASA-backed Apptronik tasked argodesign with this challenge, to create the final form of its Apollo robot. Join a fireside chat between two companies who worked closely together to pioneer a robot form that uniquely balances complexity and approachability. This session will go beyond the marketing speak to focus on the very hard challenges designers and engineers face in designing a humanoid robot.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Carla Cook
Carla Cook


photo of Patrick Marsh
Patrick Marsh


photo of Nick Paine
Nick Paine

Apptronik, Inc.

Primary Access
Platinum Badge
Interactive Badge
Secondary Access
Music Badge
Film & TV Badge
People also favorited