Igor Sobolevsky

Class of 2013

Product Industrial Designer, Stanley Black & Decker



Igor Sobolevsky is a designer whose body of work encompasses a number of creative disciplines, including the fields of industrial design, graphic design, concept development, advance visualization and entertainment. He has designed futuristic products in areas ranging from medical equipment to aerial vehicles. Igor holds a BFA in Illustration (2009) and MFA in Industrial Design (2013) from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has been published in 3D Artist and 3D World magazines as well as Robot Envy Zenith, a book exhibiting the best of robot concept art. In 2017 he was listed as one of the 100 most influential 3D artists in the world by 3D Artist Magazine. In 2018 he received national recognition for his Mars Rover concept car by winning first place in HP’s Mars Home Planet 3D Modeling Challenge, a competition judged by an accomplished jury including the CEO of Autodesk and the VP of Industrial Design at HP. Currently Igor is an Industrial Design Manager at the Innovation Accelerator, a consultancy within Stanley Black And Decker specializing in forward thinking and ground-breaking design.




Dune Runner 023

2067. Martian settlements grow and multiple habitat communities begin to exchange materials
and services. A need arises for a light, versatile, efficient means of transportation for goods
and personnel. Traditional exploration rovers of early settlement days needed to be replaced. 
The new fleet of vehicles performs a variety of tasks with minimal adaptations, therefore reducing the cost to the settlement.  Axiom Multi Purpose Transport System (aka Dune Runner) is designed
to support the needs of a growing colony  in a number of ways. Dune Runner  provides flexibility with intra-habitat  mobility, payload, and personnel transport. The vehicle is equipped with geological and research tools. The manipulator arm can be fitted with grappling, research or inspection equipment. The cargo bed is designed to accommodate a variety of payloads (O2 tank in current configuration).  Dune Runner is equipped with gas suspension swing arms for maximum articulation and vehicle height control. The motor drives a SmartSpoke wheel for additional comfort and maximum traction. Each motor is outfitted with a thermo-regulation sleeve for optimal performance during extreme temperature fluctuations on the surface of Mars.  The vehicle seats a crew of three with life support and supplies for 12 hour missions. High efficiency, articulating solar panels and regenerative braking assist with range and system operation. Frontal Machine Vision (FMV) array creates mapping and 3D data, which can be used for geological analysis and course plotting for the rest of the fleet.  Dune Runner can operate autonomously by utilizing machine vision, radar and LIDAR.