Well, I am actually going to submit my entry.
I have been having this idea for some time now and this contest has given me the push to get started on the project.
There is a podcast I listen to called the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, and one of the recurring Characters on the show is a robot named RO8OT.
I decided to bring him to digital life.
My idea was a cross between K-9 of Doctor Who fame,and an MSE6 droid from Star Wars. I also wanted to incorporate some audio equipment in the design and so of course I decided to make his main body resemble an old fashioned boom box.
I began by modeling a rough idea of interpretation of a boom box:
I wanted a bit of a unique look to him rather than the squared up shape of a boom box and so I used a lattice modifier to deform the shape of the boombox to test and see what the results would be:
I was encouraged by the results and so did some tweaking of the lattice and the base mesh, and then added a few necessary bits and rough out the basic shape of my robot:
More to come.
Here is an update showing my progress so far: