Robots' Design Academy

At Earth where humans are almost extinct, intelligent robots left by humans are imitating their creators by designing in a “correct” way. They think that the designs made by humans are the most perfect ones, so the only way to design is to replicate designs left by humans.
The story took place at the “Robots’ Design Academy”, which is established by the robots. The protagonist robot “R” is a student who has a little bit of his own ideas and is fascinated by the sky. However, the robot professor “P” completely disregards R’s thoughts. One day, Professor P announced the subject “Human Spirit” for the final exhibition. Professor P regards the Moai statues on Easter Island as the only subject qualified to represent Human Spirit. As a result Professor P demands all his students to replicate this design crafted by ancient humans, or they will not be able to graduate.
When R is troubled by the final exhibition subject, the sudden arrival of a human girl “Xin” made R rethink the essence of design. With the encouragement of Xin, R determined to express his fascination with sky, and cooperated with Xin to build a glider from scratch. At the day of final exhibition, the two performed a successful maiden voyage of the self-made glider “Human Spirit”, and flew to the exhibition square.
Professor P was furious at the heterodox work, and threw a metal plate with a grade “F” at R’s feet. R was frustrated as he saw Xin picked up the plate and started writing. After seeing what Xin had wrote, R finally smiled again.
Meanwhile, students and professors at the square started to roar, and excitedly crowded around the glider to observe its novel design. R and Xin looked at P and showed him the plate happily - the F letter of Fail became Fantastic, and the two finally could “graduate” from the Design Academy.

  • Te-Wei Liu (Eric Liu)
  • Te-Wei Liu (Eric Liu)
  • Te-Wei Liu (Eric Liu)
  • Te-Wei Liu (Eric Liu)
    Key Cast
    "Rescue Robot (R-MED)"
  • Siang-Yun Huang
    Key Cast
    "Human Girl (Xin)"
  • Te-Wei Liu (Eric Liu)
    Key Cast
    "Robot Professor (P-GUIDE)"
  • Te-Wei Liu (Eric Liu)
    Key Cast
    "Military Drone (D-SCOUT)"
  • Chih-Lin Chang
  • Guu-DIng Yuan
  • Regina WY Wang
    Executive Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 28, 2018
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  • Language:
    Chinese, English
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • TBS 21st DigiCon6 ASIA
    November 16, 2018
    Taiwan Regional Gold
  • 2017-2018 Unreal Engine 4 Game Design Competition
    June 22, 2018
    Special Recognition
  • 2018 Unreal Dev Grants Recipient

  • 2018 Joint-school Design Graduate Exhibition
    May 26, 2018
Director Biography - Te-Wei Liu (Eric Liu)

2018 - Graduated from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Design Department
2019 - Now working as a 3D Artist in a Taiwanese game company, Rayark Inc.

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