2013-10-10: Generation Zero

Perhaps the most interesting work experience I’ve had was during my first real job, at JPL: the programming of the first robot proof-of-concept robot planetary rover.

In 2013, I decided to use 3D animation technology to create a reconstruction of the demo that resulted from that work, as well as a document explaining how the work was done. I called the work Generation Zero: My Best Job Ever, since it came before the first real generation of robot projects at JPL. I used Blender to construct and animate the robot and its environment, and iMovie on the Mac to edit the segments into the final movie.

Though published by Castle Knob, this title was not made to be sold. The story is freely available from the Castle Knob site, and the video is freely available on Vimeo.

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