• For a Ford Focus spot shot in December 2000, in only two weeks, we designed, created and delivered a 12 foot long robotic arm. The arm rode overhead on a suspended gantry and could move 20 feet on the X axis, 10 feet on the Y axis. It was capable of rotating at the "shoulder", curling its' upper arm and elbow up, bending at the wrist , and rotating its tool turret. Several add-on tools allowed it to grasp, pick-up, turn, and manipulate items such as a tire, engine, speakers, and radio. All functions were worked via Radio Control and/or puppeteered with external rods.

Click here to see a 4 meg QuickTime Movie of the spot.


Here's some shots of it under construction, sans body cladding


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