This research introduces the design and implementation of Sunaya (砂殺 Japanese for Sand Killer), a social cleaning robot. The motivation behind this research was the development of a robot capable of increasing beach pollution awareness. For this purpose, Sunaya was designed to perform cleaning tasks on beaches and establish communication with humans using interaction features. The creation of this robot is aimed to not only be a functional robot cleaner, but a potential tool for human-robot interaction. The most significant features of Sunaya are: a Rocker-Bogie suspension system for movement over uneven terrain, a collector and discharge system, and interaction features for communication.


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Eiji Onchi
Eiji Onchi
Space Production Engineer
PhD. in Kansei Science

Kansei designer and Mechatronic engineer, learning something new everyday.