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Robot Computer Graphics

Our world has been heading towards the Age of Robotics for some time, but with COVID, we're now speeding there! Like A.I., robots will influence every part of our life and work, and our industry is no exception. We are pleased to present an amazing lineup of presenters, showing the recent history of robots in entertainment and the robot/computer graphics connection today..and into the future.

This event is free to all. Register through Zoom.


Tuesday, 9 February 2021
Virtual Event
Executive Creative Director
Industrial Light & Magic

Were you aware that the motion control camera was a robot? I never thought of it before as such but it's just one instance of robots in the entertainment field. Each of our presenters will talk about how they use robots either using a graphical interface like Maya to animate them, or creating VFX using robots as in the movie, Gravity, or test out robot systems using a graphical environment like the ISAAC Gym from NVIDIA.

The potential of robots in entertainment is only just beginning!


The webinar will open five minutes prior to the start of the presentation. There is no social time before the meeting so this event will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Please join a couple of minutes early to get the full presentation. The presentation will be recorded.

6:30pm - Welcome
6:35 - Introduction to Robotics: short history/definition of robotics
6:45 - The Motion Control Camera
7:05 - The VFX of Gravity
7:15 - The work of Bot and Dolly
7:25 - The ISAAC Gym
7:45 - Introduction to Mimic
8:00 - Using Mimic: the work of VTPro Design
8:20 - Panel Discussion with all presenters: the future of robotics and graphics
8:40 - Closing
8:45pm - End

All times are evening, Pacific Standard (GMT-0800)


This event is open and free to everyone. You must register with Zoom to get access to the event. We always appreciate a donation or Chapter Membership to help cover our expenses.

You may Join the chapter for $40/year or Donate for any amount. We accept online payments through PayPal.

Special Thanks

Evan Atherton, Dave Curlander, Ken Turkowski, Chris Cassady, Gavriel State, and everyone at the Executive Committee of the LA chapter of SIGGRAPH.