Robot  Frank

The Dairy Arts Center Boulder, CO


Erik Nickerson

Physics and Math Teacher, Robotics Coach, Alexander Dawson School

Robot & Frank— The Science of Building Robots

Erik Nickerson discussed the science of robotics and the electronics that provide the basic building blocks for any robot. 

The Dairy Arts Center Boulder, CO

Film Synopsis

In the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.

In the near future, Frank (Frank Langella) is a retired catburglar living alone, while his successful son, Hunter (James Marsden), tries to care for him from afar. Finally, Hunter gets him a robot caretaker (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard), and Frank soon learns that the robot is useful as a burglary aide. As Frank tries to restart his old profession, the uncomfortable realities of a changing world and his worsening dementia threaten to go beyond what any robot can do for him.

About the Speaker

Erik Nickerson is a physics and math teacher, as well as a robotics coach, at the Alexander Dawson School in Denver.