Huggable 3D printed soft robots could transform Disney theme parks, new patent suggests

Huggable 3D printed soft robots could transform Disney theme parks, new patent suggests

Disney has filed a patent for a 3D printed “soft body robot” that is suitable for “physical interaction with humans.” The patent says that Disney has already built a small, human-like prototype based on a popular Disney character. Disney’s prototype for a new kind of soft robot appears to be based on a character from Big Hero 6 If you’ve ever visited one of Disney’s famous amusement parks, you’ve almost certainly wondered about the people underneath those giant furry costumes: Disney World, Disneyland, and other Disney parks are all populated with hordes of their popular children’s characters—Mickey Mouse, Donald […]

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