Robot in Land Rover Commercial?

Howdy Folks,
Saw this commercial last night: http://markuswalter.com/movies/landrover.mov
And was wondering about the robot used in it.
Anyone know anything about it? Curious if it actually exists, or was just a prop for the commercial.
Steve
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Steve wrote:

Dunno, but it looks cool. It might just be a prop, as some parts of it look like standard white PVC pipe, and you can get white PVC sheets in many thicknesses.
Maybe fire off an e-mail to the "liquid_images" outfit in Santa Monica that put the commercial together. Their site it at liquidimages.tv. They may direct you to the ad agency, Young & Rubicam.
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Looks like nothing but a prop to me. They show the dad picking it up to put it in the car and by the way he's moving it looks like the thing is very light - too light to have the needed motors and batteries to make something that size move on it's own. In addition, I don't see any hardware on it that looks real - it looks like nothing but plastic tubing instead of real wires etc.
I doubt they would have built a real robot for .3 seconds of time in a commercial where the thing didn't even move.
If it's a real robot they bought off the shelf, I suspect someone here will recognize it. It's not something I've ever seen before.
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Looks like a prop to me too. I agree with Curt --- looks too lightweight ... but ya never really know! My bet is that this post is a ploy to get the markuswalter.com website onto this newsgroup.
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pogo wrote:

Prop schmop, it looks cool! Inspiration, people!!
Yes, it likely IS a prop, seeing that it has no drive motors connected to any of the three rollers of the treads. We're not going to let that stop us, are we?
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Point well taken ! One of my dreams is to make a real working Huey/Dewie/Louie from Silent Running. JCD
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Hi Gordon,

Exactly why I was curious. The dimensions look workable, and it's just plain neat looking.
Steve
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Hi Pogo and all,

Never heard of the website before scouring the net for a copy of the commercial. Couldn't find on on Land Rover's official site, so Googled and found that link.
Steve
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My apologies. Sorry about that! JCD
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Hey Pogo,

No sweat, I probably should have been clearer how I came across the clip in the first place.
Steve
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Guess I could have been slower to jump the gun, too! :-)
Anyway, check out this video. I actually emailed 1stavemachine and they said it is 100% animation. Hard to believe there are not some puppet strings and servos involved. Most original robots I've ever seen: http://robotswilleatyoursoul.blogspot.com/2006/04/everyday-robots.html
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The "eyes" on it are quite obviously computer mics. Methinks it's a prop.
-Mike
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