Pain In The Machine


Pain in The Machine is a short documentary that considers whether robots should feel pain.

Pain is a feeling that most would describe as being unpleasant, both physically and emotionally. Why then do humans and other animals have pain, and how is it useful? Further, as robots play an ever increasing role in society do we need to consider pain in robot design, both these physical and emotional components?

A collaboration with Researchers: Beth Singler and Ewan St John Smith and Filmmakers - Colin Ramsay and James Uren of DragonLight Films.

In 2017 the film won “Best Research Film of the Year” at the AHRC Research in Film Awards 2017 at BAFTA, London.