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$(document).ready(function() Anatomy of a Space Rover (1997-8) : Peter Coppin: A Project Portfolio

Anatomy of a Space Rover (1997-8) was an educational video documentary about the anatomy of a planetary rover prototype, and the scientist-engineers who designed and built it.

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Anatomy of a Space Rover (ASR) was shot on location, in the skunkworks of the Field Robotics Center's secretive, but legendary, "Planetary Robotics Building E" (PRB). Coppin and Morrissey, with the assistance of lighting designer Rob Long and audio engineer Joseph E. Morrison, transformed the rover production environment into a soundstage, complete with lighting and audio gear. Coppin designed a specialized jib crane for that environment, that could rotate and pan to all necessary locations needed to tell a unique story of creativity, innovation, science, engineering, and vision.

ASR was shot on digital video using the recently emerged (at the time) MiniDV format and edited on a Macintosh G3 using Radius Edit DV software (the precursor to Final Cut Pro).

ASR was sponsored by the Heinz Educational Endowment in order to inspire high schools students to pursue careers in science and technology.

Producers: Peter Coppin and Alexi Morrissey
Director: Peter Coppin
Videographers: Alexi Morrissey and Peter Coppin
Jib Crane Engineering and Fabrication: Peter Coppin and Alexi Morrissey
Motion Graphics Artist and Animator: Peter Coppin
Writer and Storyboard Artist: Peter Coppin
Video Editors: Alexi Morrissey and Peter Coppin
Lighting Designer: Rob Long
Stereo Vision Reconstructions: Kurt Schwehr
Voice Narrator: Alexi Morrissey
Audio Engineer: Joseph E. Morrisson
Music Composer and Performer: Barrett Denmon

Cast (as themselves)

Rover Operator and Vision Scientist: Vandi Verma
Electrical and Computer Engineer: Michael Wagner
Mechanical Engineer and Rover Project Manager: Eric Rollins
Mechanical Engineer: Ben Shamah
Rover Fabricator and Engineer: Michael Parris
Robotics PhD Students: Vandi Verma, Kim Shillcutt, Mike Montemerlo, Alex Foessel, and Stewart Moorehead

(If your name is left out please notify Peter Coppin).

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