Disney Imagineers Create Free-Walking Robot Groot for Meet and Greets
One day, folks will be able to go to Disneyland en masse once more. If you’re the sort of person who digs that sort of thing, you may well be greeted by a free-walking robot Groot. Character meet and greets are a big part of the Disneyland experience. Imagineers have been looking for ways to make the encounters even more unique. Robotics has the answer. Here’s more from SlashGear:
Started way back in 2018, the project’s goal was to create a fully mobile, bipedal robot in the exact likeness and size of a certain character. Considering its smaller stature and fame, it’s no surprise that the team chose to skin it in “Kid” Groot’s appearance, something in between the adorable Baby Groot and the towering adult version. And after three years of designing and developing custom parts, Project Kiwi was ready for a public preview.
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