Disney teaches humanoid robot to play catch and juggle

By Rick
Nov 23, 2012
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  1. The happiest place on Earth has taught one of its humanoid robotic subordinates (for now) to play catch and juggle with willing human participants in an impressive display of creepy animatronic autonomy. Thanks to Disney, mankind has just slipped several minutes closer...

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  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    That's cool!
  3. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 581   +138

    They couldn't give him a more creepy face if they tried huh?
    treetops likes this.
  4. Prosercunus

    Prosercunus TS Enthusiast Posts: 129   +12

    That is the face you will see just as the lightning strikes as you are lying in bed. Shortly before it stabs you.
  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 947   +258


    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    It will probably be seized by the government and then taught how to hold weapons
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,573   +65

    Actually.. you know... I was thinking this is the perfect project for programming robots how to perfectly lob grenades at their human targets.
    veLa likes this.
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,941   +1,627

    Not likely. Once they install the Glock.ini and properly calibrate the articulation algorithms, a Boston Dynamics PETMAN unit will mysteriously show up and the Disney scientists involved with this project will mysteriously disappear. You never encroach on the territory of a firm with a DoD contract. :p
  9. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,842   +126

    Meh human soldiers are way cheaper
  10. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +27

    The first paragraph seems to be saying that the robot can "juggle with willing human participants" - surely a breach of health and safety?:)

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