Ed Beals describes himself as "an indie artist/animator who is also a fan of robots and robot art." His work is fresh, colorful, and very creative. We like it a lot - though of course 'your mileage may vary' as the automakers are fond of reminding us.
One of his most interesting robot animations titled "Defect" (see below) was commissioned by CBC Television's "ZeD" program and was first broadcast back in April, 2003 - long before the controversial SuperBowl robot commercial.
"Defect" is packed to the brim with symbolism and meaning, and is a great example of how deep meaning can be effectively communicated without resorting to complex and expensive computer graphics and simulations.