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Robots to replace Disneyland Actors

What kids love the most at Disneyland? Probably it is meeting, greeting and snapping a photo with Mickey himself! Over 1200 character actors portray Mickey, Goofy and other characters at Disneyland and they might lose their jobs soon. A patent application reveals Disney’s plans to create children-friendly “Soft” Robots. The soft-bodied robots are adapted for physical interaction with humans, particularly children. The robots also incorporate sensors and control software intended to reduce impacts on collision during human interaction. Disney may sell toy sized soft robots. Large sized soft robots can interact with visitors at Disneyland. Moreover, the robots will be… …read more

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