The Mitra Robot Prototype was an interesting project for me! I had the opportunity to interact with many people from different domains and skills. Invento is the name of the company that made the Mitra Robot. They are a small but very talented startup based in Bangalore. This is the same robot that greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad in 2017.
I worked on the head and the body of this version of the robot. Another person worked on the hands. The whole thing was sculpted in terracotta clay with screenshots taken from Autodesk Fusion. Their robots have gone through a lot of iterations since then. Mine was just one of their many models.
If you have a prototype that needs to be made Sculpt Monkey Design Studio can come in and help/collaborate with the modeling process. For this particular project as their design wasn't final, going for a full injection plastic body or choosing to 3d print it wasn't a financially viable option.
This is the prototype that I worked on. I helped in sculpting the head and body. The company had the metal frame measured, fabricated and welded. The form was padded up with cloth, foam and a mixed layer of terracotta and rice husk! The normal terracotta was layered on top and details were sculpted. That also helped to smooth out the surface.
The fibre glass composite body was made by another agency.