Disney is populating their theme parks with robots that can THROW…

Disney is hard at work bringing about the Robopocalypse. Behold the throwing bots, the brand-new batch of robots Disney can't wait to unleash into their parks. This new line of androids can throw a ball back and forth with a human guest and even juggle! Disney hopes they'll raise theme park audience participation to a … » 11/26/12 9:30am 11/26/12 9:30am

Behold the biomechanical horror of a skinless animatronic Predator head

If there's one thing scarier than encountering a Predator in a dark jungle, it's encountering a skinless cyborg Predator. Amalgamated Dynamics, the special effects firm that provided the creature effects for the Alien vs. Predator movies, stripped the skin off their Wolf Predator and demonstrated what this guy looks… » 10/21/12 5:00pm 10/21/12 5:00pm

This is some of the most incredible facial modeling we've ever seen —…

This is really, really, really impressive. The folks at Disney Research Zurich have just unveiled what they call a "new physical face cloning method" that allows them to fabricate an artificial human face (for use with an animatronics model) at mind-blowing levels of detail. The modeling methods are incredibly precise,… » 8/15/12 8:55am 8/15/12 8:55am

For $5,000, you can own a terrifying band of hillbilly robots

Hey hypothetical insane billionaire, do you have five large burning a hole in your tissue box pocket that just needs to escape? Have we got the purchase for you — a musical band of four leering animatronic yokels, courtesy of that miracle machine eBay. Mount these guys on your flatbed hovercraft and show those stuffed… » 8/07/12 4:50pm 8/07/12 4:50pm

Wall-E Has Gotten Loose And Is Roaming L.A. Streets

Disney's adorable robot was spotted wandering the streets of L.A., in a fully animatronic version that looks just like the animated incarnation. Watch the video as he rolls up on the tips of his tracks, peers into the videographer's lens, and waves. WALL-E even fields a few questions from passer-bys on the sidewalk .… » 5/14/08 3:30pm 5/14/08 3:30pm