These 2 sketches depict the Amphi Seed or canister landed on the beach.
In the early concept phase the seed would be raised into a vertical position by
a back leg so it could open the hatch towards land. If you watch to the right
in the distance you can see the 3-finger island that was first intended to break
the surface indicating the robot lying beneath. Oh yes, the robot was there
from the very beginning back in 99.