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Disney Imagineering develops robot actors

Most theme park visitors are familiar with the performers wearing large, hot costumes of popular characters. Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development Inc. is working to build robot entertainers, such as this prototype of Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Groot shown here. It’s a step up from the creaky animatronics of decades past, and the small form factor could help overcome the “uncanny valley.”

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