Light Chaser Animation aims to make feature films to rival those of Hollywood studios Pixar and Dreamworks.
A familiar issue for many businesses these days is a scarcity of top talent.
Chinese film studio Light Chaser Animation has taken an unusual approach to help to solve this problem – it bought a robot.
The device is a “telepresence robot”, which it acquired from California-based Double Robotics. It consists of a battery-powered mobile platform to which an iPad is attached.
The wi-fi controlled device can move around the company’s offices and it allows animation director Colin Brady – who lives in Los Angeles and did not want to move to China – to communicate with the rest of the team in Beijing.
The “telepresence robot” allows a key US worker to communicate with the team