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August 7th, 2018 at 10:26 am

Disney invented a robotic stuntman that could put humans out of a job

This dexterous robot could put stunt doubles out of a job. Disney’s Imagineering Research and Development lab built a robotic stuntman that can perform daring flips 60 feet in the air. The robot uses a combination of lasers, accelerometers and gyroscopes to track and adjust its position in midair to mimic the actions of a real stuntman. Disney calls the technology “Stuntronics.”

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Last year, Boston Dynamics showed off its own flipping robot called Atlas, which is designed to carry out search and rescue missions.

Disney’s humanoid stuntman started out as a much simpler robot called Stickman before it was transformed into the 90-pound humanoid. Disney has not said when we might be able to see these acrobatic bots acting on film.

Via CNBC

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