The focus here is on creating characters as part of a more general activity and creating robots in primary design technology. If you are working on Secondary School robotic or design technology programmes then you need to look at Robotic Roamer. All people should look at the Roamer Modules.
Getting a robot into character adds to the activity. Asking students to make some of the decisions about the nature of the robot and what features it should have adds important aspects to some Roamer Activities. This is not just about involving arts and crafts, or design technology skills: it is about questions and exploration opportunities that come from considering the nature of the robot creature, the environment it lives in and how it behaves and interacts with the environment.