Looking for the Perfect Robot!
The task at hand is to find the perfect robot 3' to 4' high, with humanoid features or an R2D2 type look. I first start to scour the usual prop houses, with little luck. Some are too big, some too small and toy like and licensing is a problem as well, if the robot is specific to a particular movie.
Where do robots hang out?
I started to look for robotic clubs. This resulted in "liking" on Facebook robotic clubs and "meet-ups". It seemed as if I was emailing robots in the sky. But within a day robots starting rolling in across my inbox. The robot builders were kind enough to send pictures and sizes.
Each owner was looking for a little piece of Hollywood for their robot. A robotic cattle call was in the making!