We wanted to create a joint composition that leaned more towards a competitive nature rather than a strictly collaborative one. We thought through several ideas including a fencing duo robot pair but ultimately decided on a concept of a large, looming wrecking ball trying to catch a bobbing and weaving driving robot. The smaller driving robot starts off being chased and terrified of the ball, but soon tries to fight back by hitting the pillars holding the arm up before ultimately knocking the structure over.
We noticed while filming the clip that it was incredibly fun trying to control each component, especially when it didn’t react exactly how we expected. In addition, the struggles of being able to actually hit the pillars hard enough to knock them over make the performance more dramatic. Our final ending (no spoilers) felt like a comical metaphor for the entire show.