Say Hello to Autonomous Rolf
Berlin design house Zeitguised launched their new commercial arm called foam Studio with this CG short called “Auto Nom,” a whimsical and impossible-to-ignore effort “that explores the unexpected consequences of autonomous mobility.”
Backed by Japanese virtual pop star Hatsune Miku’s version of Tom Jones’ classic, “It’s Not Unusual,” the film finds a classic Mercedes gaining full autonomy with the help of an AI named Autonomous Rolf – with unexpected and gently comedic results.
Watch the equally strange Autonomous Rolf interview below.
All conceptual, design and production work: f°am Studio
Direction: Julius Steinhauser
Music: “It’s Not Unusual” (Tom Jones) cover by Bubble
Singer: Hatsune Miku
Sound design: David Kamp