It’s like a sci-fi movie come to life! The brilliant minds at Disney’s Imagineering have created an autonomous robot stunt double! The Imagineers have been upping their game with bigger and better versions of “animatronic” characters for more than 50 years.
The simple pneumatic and hydraulic characters of the past have evolved into something completely magical. These self-contained characters are flexible, interactive and so lifelike! And they can perform stunts that would otherwise be too dangerous for performers.
With the addition of new lands like Pandora – The World of Avatar and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, there is a need for more exciting and daring performances. Could we see characters flying through these futuristic lands one day?
The evolution of this project is truly fascinating! What started as a metal brick of sorts, has evolved to Stickman, and is now a beautiful acrobat! Most animatronic figures are stationary and are programmed to exacting show specifications, making this an exciting advancement in the technology!
Check out this video and see the action for yourself!
Source credit TechCrunch and Walt Disney Imagineering Reseach & Development.
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