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MARK SETRAKIAN

Robotics And Animatronics

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MARK SETRAKIAN

Robotics And Animatronics

"Setrakian is from the
f***ing future"
Guillermo Del Toro

With a career spanning three decades, Mark Setrakian is one of the worlds leading roboticists.  Combining his life-long passion for monsters and machines, Mark started his career at the age of nineteen at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic. In Hollywood, Mark consistently creates cutting-edge creature animatronics and control systems for projects like Men In Black, Mighty Joe Young, Hellboy, Lady In The Water, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Pacific Rim, and Stranger Things to name a few.

Setrakian is a legend in the world of robotic sports. He is the former Heavyweight Champion of Robot Wars, a seven-time trophy winner at BattleBots, a two time gold medalist at RoboGames, and the creator of the incredible fighting robots of Syfy's Robot Combat League.

Defying the boundary between art and engineering, Mark's work in robotics focuses on mesmerizing fluid motion.  Female Figure caused a sensation in the art world and is a fascinating chapter in Setrakian's ongoing exploration of the relationship between human and machine.


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Roboticist Mark Setrakian's Mesmerizing Axis Robot

For those of you who watched BattleBots, we hoped you noticed one of the coolest robots on the show that never entered the combat arena. Roboticist (and previous BattleBots competitor) Mark Setrakian lent his beautiful Axis robot to the production to use as the trophy podium...
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