Chernobyl (HBO)

For this project about the Chernobyl disaster for HBO and SKY we drew up in 3D the German robot whimsically named the “Joker”. Most of the parts and components were CNC machined in house with a few purchased parts to finish. The main body was fabricated in aircraft grade aluminium with a steel chassis, with chemical wood, composite panels and plastic machined parts. We designed the robot to have a pose-able arm, grabber and turret as the real robot never actually worked in anger there was no need for an engine. All of the components were spray painted to finish. We made he whole model as lightweight and strong as possible as it needed to be lifted onto set by a crane with a bomb release to simulate thehelicopter dropping it into position.

Completed in 2019