RoboSapien Movie

Hi all. Yesterday’s solar race cars were very cool. Lots of neat tech, and a neck’n’neck race to the finish too! I took the extra effort to see some of the cars out at highway speed, then saw them again in-town. These things
move! Anyways, enough about that.

I got an email from John Hopkins, who’s working on a documentary about Mark Tilden and the Robosapien. From John:

Hi there,

I’m a producer/director from Canada and Mark Tilden’s cousin. I’ve been researching and shooting a feature documentary about the lifelong adventures, ideas, and scientific work of Mark Tilden for CBC’s Nature of Things in Canada. 

I’m collecting as much interesting video and info about Mark and his bots as I can at the moment. In the sense of America’s Funniest Home Videos, I’d be interested in finding as many links as possible for mpegs/DV video that people have shot and put together of the RS1’s (RS2, Raptors, Pets when released) doing funny, completely whacked, useful, or interesting things, taking over the world, your city, home, country as well as demos of interesting hacks and modifications. Can be done in any language, anywhere (playing tennis, doing ballet, soccer, saluting guards at Buckingham Palace, riding human taxis in Calcutta, running factories, drinking beer at a pub and burping, driving a taxi, on a date, fishing, encounters with your cat, etc… Will leave it to your imagination, anything goes. 
I would also be interested in hearing any suggestions and ideas that people might make for some interesting scene’s for Mark’s documentary that might be fun and informative, as well hearing about anyone’s ideas as to who or what might be good subjects to interview/film (and contact info) like the guy who bought 20 RS so they could salut his full sized Darth Vader. 
Please find my site below and feel free to link to it if you so wish. There has been no release date announced for the documentary at this time. If you know of other sites with a Tilden/RS/BEAM fan-participant base, I’d be happy if you let them know about this. My contact info is below. Please understand that because of the amount of emails that I have been receiving in connection to interest in Mark’s film, I might not be able to respond to everything that comes in. We will look at the best entries for possible inclusion in the film for worldwide distribution and exhibition.

Thanks for any assistance you and your site participants might be able to offer.


John Hopkins, Producer/Director
Square Deal Productions Atlantic Inc.
106 Monument Road, RR#4 Breadalbane
Prince Edward Island, Canada, C0A 1E0
Tel: (902) 621-0361
Fax: (514) 370-3743