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That’s the question many people in the field are asking after Dundee Science Center unveiled a fundraising robot that could change the way nonprofits raise money. The robot, dubbed DON-8r, was created by Product Designed Tim PrydeUniversity of Dundee
DON-8r moves through public spaces along a random path for a specific amount of time. Once the time runs out, the robot waves a flag, lights up, and calls for assistance until someone else makes a donation. Once the donation is made, DON-8r thanks the contributor and continues moving.
“I developed DON-8r as a device to get people more personally involved
“Rather than approaching them and supporting their charity, people will often go out of their way to avoid them,” he continued. “DON-8r is my response to this, an engaging and approachable robot that raises money for charities through encouraging playful and empathetic support from strangers and passers-by.”
DON-8r is currently designed with a glossy finish that is meant to resemble friendly robots from movies. However, the robot’s appearance can be re-branded and changed to suit the needs of different organizations, creating a unique platform for fundraising.
Here’s a look at DON-8r in action:
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