On a lonely street in Bristol, an unsuspecting member of the public stumbles across an abandoned robot. Its movements stimulate an involuntary emotional reflex. Without understanding why they stop to pick it up and embrace it.
Channel 4 filmed David McGoran and his team of engineers, artists, and designers at Rusty Squid for 3 months as they explore the potential of designing a robot with a fresh set of values: social and emotional intimacy rather than something utilitarian.
Narrated by David Tenant the documentary captures the Squids as they experiment with a bespoke design process to build a robot in an entirely new way.