Jasper was created in a partnership between Air Force Plan Jericho and UTS Animal Logic Academy.
Simon Rippingale (PhD researcher) and a group of final-year students developed the animation, using both traditional animation techniques and technology such as robotics and 3D printing. The project was also made possible with the support of the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building and the Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS.
Jasper’s character is based on Squadron Leader Jacqueline Killian. She is also the voice of grown up Jasper in the animation.