In the 2040s, solar flares irradiate the Earth, killing over 99.7% of the world's population. The survivors gather in a network of safe cities and build primitive humanoid robots, called Pilgrims, to help rebuild and operate in the harsh environment. These robots have two unalterable protocols: they can not harm any form of life, and they may not modify any robot. Initially seen as mankind's salvation, they are relegated to manual labour when they fail to stop the advance of desertification. Automata is released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 4th.