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Disney Research Invents Robot You Can Juggle With

Some pretty amazing robot animatronic developments coming out of Disney Research Pittsburgh these days. The latest to be revealed is this robot you can play catch and even juggle with. Entertainment robots in theme park environments typically do not allow for physical interaction and contact… Read More »Disney Research Invents Robot You Can Juggle With

Wired Magazine Explores Disney’s Latest Technology Projects

Walt Disney was never one to rest on his laurels, he was always innovating with an eye toward what’s next. The modern Disney company keeps up that tradition by partnering with learning institutions around the globe. Sometimes the results are just one off cute inventions,… Read More »Wired Magazine Explores Disney’s Latest Technology Projects

Disney Research Showcases Video-Based 3D Motion Capture Through Biped Control

Disney Research Pittsburgh together with Brown University have released a video showcasing their latest project featuring video-based 3D motion capture through biped control. In plain language, that means it’s an easier way to capture and reproduce natural movement in markerless motion capture and then replay… Read More »Disney Research Showcases Video-Based 3D Motion Capture Through Biped Control

Disney Research Reveals Revolutionary Concept

While the presentation is not as slick as the recent Google Glass idea, the concepts behind “Touché” by Disney Research Pittsburgh could be equally as revolutionary. In fact, the two products working together make what was science fiction now very real. Here’s how they describe… Read More »Disney Research Reveals Revolutionary Concept

Disney Research Rocks SIGGRAPH 2011

About 15 years ago Disney cut large chunks off the budget for the the Research and Development arm of Walt Disney Imagineering. All the big names WDI had attracted either saw the writing on the wall and left or were let go by Disney during… Read More »Disney Research Rocks SIGGRAPH 2011