Artistic Design Services By Jim Henson's Creature Shop

Understanding the customer’s need for a robotic puppy with hyper-realistic appearance and feel, Tombot turned to the Hollywood animatronic community for help. After an extensive review, Tombot selected Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to provide the artistic design services for our prototype robots. For more than half a century, the Jim Henson name has been synonymous with the creation of expressive and enduring characters. Innovation has been a hallmark of the Jim Henson brand, and the experts at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop rose to the challenge to design a puppy that seniors with dementia would love. Using groundbreaking technology, fabrics, and animatronic techniques, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop brought the Tombot puppies to life with uniquely life-like expressions, behaviors, and quality.

Tombot’s puppies are the first and only robots to successfully marry the very best computer and robotics technology with the awe-inspiring artistic creativity that only Jim Henson’s Creature Shop can provide.

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3 Tombot Customer Studies