Igor is the product of my fascination with artificial intelligence and an attempt to build a robot that can self-navigate as well as interact with humans. After taking an online classes on AI and programming a self-driving car from Stanford and Udacity respectively, I wanted to apply that knowledge and build a working prototype.
Igor’s character design was mainly inspired by Wheatley from Portal 2. I even had the mechanical design down with the help of a few friends, but owing to a lack of access to fabrication tools, further progress was stalled.
You can follow the conception and development of Igor here: http://pursuitofthecake.wordpress.com/ The blog shall be updated as and when I make significant progress.
Here are a couple clay renders: