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Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles – TechCrunch

Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles – TechCrunch For over 50 years, Disneyland and its sister parks have been a showcase for increasingly technically proficient versions of its “animatronic” characters. First pneumatic and hydraulic and more recently fully electronic — these figures create a feeling of life and …

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Vacation and chill: The best virtual destinations to ‘visit’ this Memorial Day

Vacation and chill: The best virtual destinations to ‘visit’ this Memorial Day This Memorial Day, forget about the hassle that comes with planning the perfect vacation. We’ve compiled a list of the most ideal virtual destinations, so you can scour the globe without getting off your couch. The post Vacation …

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Disney has begun populating its parks with autonomous, personality-driven robots

The process of making a Disney park feel alive is most easily encapsulated in animatronic figures. These hydraulic, pneumatic and now electric figures have been a fixture at Disneyland since the 60s. Since then, massive advancements have been made in control systems, movement architecture and programming. The most advanced animatronic …

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