MTN Connector Bot


At Design Indaba 2013 MTN and MetropolitanRepublic will be introducing the Connector Bot, a beta test proxy droid, developed to connect the disconnected.


The Connector Bot will run a live two-way uplink between Design Indaba and the Tshwane University of Technology, over 1000 kilometres away, so that the students can experience the inspiration of Design Indaba for the very first time.


Engineered by the CSIR, the Connector Bot will be piloted by the students via intuitive touchscreen controls. Seeing through the eye of the Connector Bot, the students will rove around Design Indaba, attending lectures and interacting with speakers like any other delegate.




Agency – MetropolitanRepublic
Creative Director – Wes Phelan, Rob Rutherford
Engineer -Daniel Schoeman
Writer – Keith Manning, Ray Ray,
Art Director – Dale Mulaney, Saki Piliso
Designer – Sechaba, Candice McLeroth
Producer- Simone Bosman
Thanks to Wicked Pixels, The Institute of Amazing Shit, Design Indaba & CSIR


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