Tega is a robot platform created by the MIT Media Lab to enable long-term interactions with young children. Cooper Perkins worked with the Media Lab’s artists and created a five degree-of-freedom architecture to physically recreate the digital animations. This architecture was the base of the first five prototypes that were used in a two month study on second language learning program with 34 preschool children. Later, the MIT Media Lab asked Cooper Perkins to redesign parts of the platform. Cooper Perkins contributed the mechanical and electrical engineering which resulted in improved design for assembly and functional reliability. Cooper Perkins delivered additional robots with updated operating system and associated software.