Inspired by some of the companion robots I've seen, I wanted to design and build my own. I don't have a huge amount of experience in coding or electronics, but this will be a learning experience as her design evolves in the future. The goal is to create a companion robot with some level of autonomy/interaction. I eventually want to design different bodies or chassis for I.R.A. to use to achieve different tasks. The very first design will be a simple box-like design with a rotating head. It will be able to "communicate" with different colored lights, sounds, and eventually a voice. I am still in the early stages of brainstorming so i haven't fully decided what I want all of the functions to be. I currently have an arduino uno, raspberry Pi 3 B+ and a few servos, but I still need to do some research on what hardware would be best for the job.