Robot Life Survey is an alternative history series depicting Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog, Prox Dynamic’s Black Hornet Nano and Harvard University’s Kilobot Swarm. 

London design company After the Flood has visualised the three contemporary robot inventions as how they might be perceived for the first time as an explorer - much like discovering an exotic animal for the first time.

“In this series, mechanical intelligence is discovered for the first time by a mystery character and recorded for posterity and science. This explorer records their wonder, alluding to a wider picture of and cast of players,” says After the flood director Max Gadney.

Max wanted to capture the feel of early, natural history – taking reference from how Europeans and the Western world imagined exotic animals, sometimes having only heard about them through the grapevine.

Image: Big Dog depicts Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog

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