Monday, November 27, 2023

Disney's Droids

While Boston Dynamics keeps working on Atlas, their humanoid robot, and Spot, the quadruped that actually does real world jobs, Disney is concentrating on building robots for their entertainment value. Does it surprise anyone that they are the ones giving us real life droids? A few weeks ago, they took their new droids out for a test run at the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park at Disneyland in California. These bipedal self-learning robots don't look all that useful for the real world, but they are impossibly adorable and are ready to show off their personalities, which is perfect for the immerse fantasy of Disneyland. They look like a cross between an AT-ST and Wall-E. See what else they can do.

Look for the toy version coming back from the theme parks soon, and in stores by next Christmas. (via Metafilter)

1 comment:

Bicycle Bill said...

Remember the fate of the of the hitch-hiking robot?

Just wait until someone in the parks decides to kick the snot outta one of these things.  Trust me, unless these little guys are also equipped with phasers set for 'liquify', it'll happen, and sooner rather than later.  That's just the way things are in this country today.