March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 47 September 2014


Kurochkin Valery A.

PhD. (Art Studies), Professor,
Head of Chair of Industrial Design,
Ural State University of Architecture and Art,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: designkiv@gmail.com


This study concerns the basic role of design in the shaping of android robots for the purpose of creating anthropomorphic multipurpose robots that would be psychologically compatible with human nature, organically fit into the environment and society and promote the evolution of the contemporary civilisation. Analysis of form-generation techniques available in design suggests adequate concepts for the innovative adaptive system "person-environment-machine". Design as a synthetic discipline integrates the functional, aesthetic, ecological, value-oriented and signifier meanings into all elements of android robotics. The outcomes of the study will help ensure systemic scientific and technical integration and effective adaptation of android robots in all walks of human life, optimisation of costs in national robotics and provide considerable competitive advantages to Russian robotics in international business processes.

Key words: design project, android robots, anthropomorphicity, biomorphicity


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