How did two innocent industrial robots become evil nano-mite injectors?
With a little silver paint, digital imaging, and needle EOAT, of course!
For their roles in G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, Paramount Pictures transformed two RobotWorx robots into menacing medical bots.
The robots, both reconditioned Fanuc ArcMate 100i RJ2 models, were used as props in Dr. MindBender's nano-mite laboratory scenes. The typical caution yellow Fanuc color was replaced with a coat of metallic paint. Instead of arc welding torches or grippers, nano-mite injecting needles were affixed at the end of the robot arms.
Paramount's prop department first contacted RobotWorx in December 2007. The industrial robots shipped to California in January 2008.
This isn't the first time RobotWorx' reconditioned robots have been in the spotlight. Three Fanuc ArcMate 100i robots starred in the NBC's Knight Rider TV series (2008). In 2007, RobotWorx was featured on a Modern Marvels: Welding episode.
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