This is a 15 minute sci-fi film set on an Irish farm in the near future where the robots are slowly but surely taking over. It was made by some of my students 2 years ago and has just been released ‘into the wild’. I think your audience would get a buzz out of it.
Directed by Eoin O’Meachair. Produced by Jamie Smith. Written and edited by Ciaran Cumiskey. Cinematography by Eric Scott. 1st AD Michael Doran. Starring Desmond Daly, Colm Deans, Nic Cargin, David Sheahan and Blaithnaid Ryan.
Showa Hanaka 2 – a realistic silicon-faced dental training robot at Showa University in Japan can ‘autonomously turn its head, eyes, sneeze, cough, blink, and simulate choking. The robot has speech recognition capability and can hold conversations with students’.