In honor of Wall-E being the top-grossing film at the box office this weekend, here is a little piece on Robots: designed by humans to look like, act like, and perform like humans, but not actually be humans. In fact, there have been enough I, Robot rip-offs (Matrix, anyone?) to prove that humans are just plain scared of their own technology:
A profile of Ben Burtt, the creator of R2D2 and Chewbacca’s voice, and now Wall-E’s. The article has some nice insight into the process of making robotic sound effects.
Coming soon…a write-up on dancing robot competitions!