One of the fun parts of the motion industry is involvement in popular movies! Motor specifications can be a bit rough: "I need to spin a 120-pound actor (and chair) 180 degrees in one-half second. He will be sitting up-right."
I noticed it during my first assignment in a job shop. Maybe it was the gentle whir of a motor or the scratching sound of a grinding gear, but the factory floor boasted plenty of unique noises and sound effects.
It seems preposterous in the whimsical, wireless world of today, but in 1977 cinema’s greatest visioneers came together and decided the pinnacle of robotic technology in the future would be a motorized trash can.
What did you learn in school today? This typical parental inquiry is met with several responses but rarely
followed with, “The complete and total annihilation of robotic machines in a no-holds-barred death match.”