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WATCH: Disney Research’s New Humanoid Animatronic with a Lifelike Gaze for Interactions Demonstrating the Illusion of Life

WATCH: Disney Research’s New Humanoid Animatronic with a Lifelike Gaze for Interactions Demonstrating the Illusion of Life

After Walt Disney pioneered the field of audio-animatronics in 1963 with Magic Kingdom’s Enchanted Tiki Room, his Imagineers continue their ascent through technological development and progress of lifelike robots with their new animatronic.

Disney Research has offered a glimpse at their current system advance of a humanoid animatronic bust that shares a lifelike gaze in human-robot interactions. The researchers describe their work to create increasingly complex and life-like behaviors for the purpose to engage people through animated realism.

Take a look at Disney’s newest audio-animatronic robot below:

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