New Patent Application Offers New Development in Disney’s Plans for Robotic Stunt Performers

A new patent application filed by Disney has revealed a new development in their robotic stunt performer, or “Stuntronics,” program. Recently, Disney’s research arm, Disney Research, tested out a program called “Stickman: Toward a Human Scale Acrobatic Robot.” A stick-like robot is held and then released from a pendulum, curl ups as it falls to perform a flip, and then extend again to land, mimicking an acrobat’s movements. But being able to control exactly where it lands has been a … Continue reading New Patent Application Offers New Development in Disney’s Plans for Robotic Stunt Performers