Disney robot can play catch with humans

Although it’s most famous for delighting audiences with anthropomorphic vermin and turning even the most emotionless people into sentimental kids-at-heart, Disney is also renowned in the field ofrobotics. The company has proven its relevance in that area again by introducing a humanoid robot that can play catch with ordinary humans.

The robot is being developed at a Disney research facility in Pittsburgh, and it aims to change the universal paradigm that while theme park robots are cool, guests aren’t allowed to interact with them at all. This robot encourages interaction, and could be headed to a Disney park near you before too long.[Read More]