Assistant Claw Machine

A mechanical vending machine that used a xy-gantry and vacuum cup to dispense gift cards. Built for Google Assistant at CES 2018.

Integration Engineer | 15 days | Deeplocal

Modified an off the shelf gantry, and added a vacuum suction cup to dispense gift cards from stacks. I created motion choreography and wrote software to integrate with Google Assistant. Worked in a small team with a mechanical engineer, industrial designer, and software engineer.

The machine ran continuously for hundreds of attendees at CES 2018, with an hour-plus queue for most of the show.