Squash and Stretch
Maki is an entirely 3D-printed platform developed by Hello-Robo. It measures 342mm (13.5") tall and has 6 degrees of freedom in its head. The Maki is lightweight and portable, making it a useful platform for onsite studies.
The Maki robot is currently being used in a collaboration between the Interaction Lab and Children's Hospital Los Angeles to investigate the effects of empathetic robot response on children who are going to receive an IV insertion.