Animatronic

10.09.14
Disney is working on more natural moving robots
10.09.14

Disney is working on more natural moving robots

Disney may not have much of a stake in robots at the industrial scale, but the company sure employ...

By T. O'Brien,   10.09.14
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11.21.13
Curio is an interactive animatronic toy you can program and play with (hands-on)
11.21.13

Curio is an interactive animatronic toy you can program and play with (hands-on)

It's always nice to have a little buddy around that's trained to do what you want it to. Some of u...

By M. Gorman,   11.21.13
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11.22.12
Disney Research robot plays catch and juggles with humans, won't replace their parents (update: cameras explained!)
11.22.12

Disney Research robot plays catch and juggles with humans, won't replace their parents (update: cameras explained!)

It's entirely possible for robots to juggle or play catch. They've usually been relegated to playi...

By J. Fingas,   11.22.12
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08.11.12
Alt-week 8.11.12: Robo-billies, quasicrystals and radioactive art
08.11.12

Alt-week 8.11.12: Robo-billies, quasicrystals and radioactive art

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

By J. Trew,   08.11.12
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08.10.12
Stuffed Toys Alive! replaces mechanical limbs with strings for a much softer feel (hands-on)
08.10.12

Stuffed Toys Alive! replaces mechanical limbs with strings for a much softer feel (hands-on)

It worked just fine for Pinocchio, so why not animatronic stuffed bears? A group of researchers fr...

By Z. Honig,   08.10.12
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12.14.09
Actroids go on sale in Japan, John Isidore not impressed
12.14.09

Actroids go on sale in Japan, John Isidore not impressed

Alright, you already have a robot dancer, some robot housecats, and you even acquired a Roomba to p...

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12.04.09
Creepy robotic heads serenade your wallet from deep inside the uncanny valley
12.04.09

Creepy robotic heads serenade your wallet from deep inside the uncanny valley

No, it's not the Boyz II Men reunion tour, these are three other singing robots manufactured into a...

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10.22.09
Titan the Robot dances, sings, scares the bejeezus out of us (video)
10.22.09

Titan the Robot dances, sings, scares the bejeezus out of us (video)

This plays out like the opening scene of an 80s sci-fi film: Eight foot tall robot appears in a sh...

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10.19.09
Animatronic Covenant Elite costume blows yours out of the water
10.19.09

Animatronic Covenant Elite costume blows yours out of the water

The night of All Hallows' Eve is swiftly approaching. We're sure that, by now, you've got a rough o...

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