Stephen: Disney developing walking animatronics
Published on August 23rd, 2021 @ 5:34 PM
Disney is apparently exploring ways to make their famous animatronics walk around. The New York Times reports that Disney Imagineering has already shown off their prototype Baby Groot in a series of videos, but that particular walking animatronic is just the tip of the iceberg. The newest robotics initiative is codenamed “Project Kiwi” and is about “extreme Marvel and Star Wars characters—huge ones like the Incredible Hulk, tiny ones like Baby Yoda.” Imagineering’s Leslie Evans tells the Times that they see these advances in robotics as an opportunity to make the walkways between rides more exciting for the park guests.