Disney Creates Robot Humanoids (Video)

Playing Catch and Juggling with a Humanoid RobotRobots in entertainment environments typically do not allow for physical interaction and contact with people. However, catching and throwing back objects is one form of physical engagement that still maintains a safe distance between the robot and participants. Using an animatronic humanoid robot, we developed a test bed for a throwing and catching game scenario.…2012-11-21T01:45:56.000Z

Apparently, creating animated robots, as in Pixar’s WALL-E wasn’t enough for Disney. They had to go and create real ones.

These humanoids can play catch and even juggle balls with you, all in an attempt to make their amusement parks-Disneyland and Disneyworld-more interactive.

You know what happens next, right? A naked robot comes back from the future, steals a motorcycle jacket, and starts effin’ stuff up. It all starts with the juggling robots, people.

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