Director: Nacho Gayan
Brand: Audi A4
Executive Creative Director: Alberto Astorga
Creative Directors: Alfredo Binefa, Jaume Badia y Alejandro Arriagada
Art Director: Jaume Badia
Copywriters: Alberto Astorga, Alfredo Binefa y Alejandro Arriagada
Agency Producer: Vicky Moñino
Production company: Agosto
Executive Producer: Rafa Montilla
Producer: Toni Moreno
Operator/Editor: Jan Velicky/Fabrizio Rossetti
3D Robot/tin Robot: Big Lazy Robot/Asylum SFX
Postproduction Supervisor: Daniela Borges
Cover/Original song: Dani Espinet y Toni Sagi (Chupi)/'If I Only Had a Heart'
Nao 1337 is looking for a job; times are hard for unemployed robots. Now, he has a chance to pass an audition for an important role. He tries his best to impersonate many popular robots including Wall-e, Terminator, R2D2, Johnny 5, and a Dalek.
"Double-Taker (Snout)" (interactive installation, 2008) deals in a whimsical manner with the themes of trans-species eye contact, gestural choreography, subjecthood, and autonomous surveillance. The project consists of an eight-foot (2.5m) long industrial robot arm, costumed to resemble an enormous inchworm or elephant's trunk, which responds in unexpected ways to the presence and movements of people in its vicinity. Sited on a low roof above a museum entrance, and governed by a real-time machine vision algorithm, Double-Taker (Snout) orients a supersized googly-eye towards passers-by, tracking their bodies and suggesting an intelligent awareness of their activities. The goal of this kinetic system is to perform convincing "double-takes" at its visitors, in which the sculpture appears to be continually surprised by the presence of its own viewers — communicating, without words, that there is something uniquely surprising about each of us.
Researchin' is a short film showing the lives of those who inhabit a robotics research lab. In the current age, universities are among the the few places where people interact with robots on a daily basis. As they work together, the relationship can take on new unexpected dimensions.