The story of a robot, built solely from archival NASA footage
A touching and beautiful film that explores the digital brain and electronic emotions of Robbie, a robot built by NASA, sent to space and abandoned for thousands of years. In the midst of his loneliness, a product of the advanced computer mind he carries, he invents an imaginary world. With his battery dwindling, this is his final note. ALl he wants to do is come home.
“They gave me a mind, but the mind they gave me was different to the organic brain of humans … it doesn’t look like real life.”
The film was spliced together by Neil Harvey solely using NASA’s archival footage. The robot you see is actually the Robonaut 2, and the remaining footage stretches from the Apollo program to the International Space Station.