Disney Plans Soft-Body Robots

Disney Enterprises has revealed plans to create a soft-bodied robot for physical interactions with humans, according to its U.S. patent application.

April 6, 2018

Disney Plans Soft-Body Robots

Disney Enterprises has revealed plans to create a soft-bodied robot for physical interactions with humans, according to its

U.S. patent application

.

According to the patent application, the new robot is being designed to reduce impact collision during human interactions, particularly with children, and features soft and deformable body parts. It will also include a robot controller, including a joint control module.

The patent also noted that as robotic systems become cheaper, more reliable and more capable, Disney may integrate larger robots into its stores and amusement parks.

Further details, such as when the robots will be released or what brands would be featured as robots, were not disclosed within the patent.

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