Olympia

Olympia was produced as part of a two-year project exploring the growth of social and humanoid robotics in the UK and beyond. Olympia was shot on location at Bristol Robotics Labs, one of the largest of its kind in Britain. Humanoid robotics – one the most complex and often provocative areas of artificial intelligence – form the central subject of this short film. At what point are we willing to believe that we might form a real bond with a machine?

Directed by Wendy McMurdo

Olympia was premiered at the 2011 Onedotzero film festival at the British Film Institute, London (and touring) and screened in 2012/3 as part of the Bloomberg Film Salons at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and at the Hackney Picture House, also in London.

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