How Would a Robot Process the Trauma of War? This Powerful Ad Shows Us

Raw London and Thomas Paul Martin present 'Escape Robot'

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How would a robot deal with war?

It’s a reductive question, given that using robots in a military contexts begs a far more serious one: How will we deal with the effects of robotics in warfare? 

But charity organization War Child U.K. uses a childlike approach in “Escape Robot” to great effect. Created by agency Raw London and directed by Thomas Paul Martin, we follow a naive robot protagonist and its bereaved refugee mistress through everyday life in displacement.

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