I came across a NY Times article today
about making robots more human.
My question is, will Disney once again present AAs that are truly astonishing?
Walt was into audio animatronics that were so cutting edge that they freaked people out--in a good way.
Yet in recent years I've wondered--as former history teacher--who would win if Abe and Asimo were programmed to fight?
I know some cool figures have been presented at Disneyland and on Knott's log ride since 2000
(Yay, Garner Holt!), but wouldn't it be in Universal's best interest to present an AA Dumbledore, Snape, or Harry Potter etc. that made Mr. Lincoln seem like a Tiki bird?
Animation can be a little creepy when it looks too much like real life (Polar Express), but Disney can get around this with AAs by bringing their Marvel or Incredibles characters to life so that they stretch, catch fire, or move more quickly than humans can.
Please share your robot thoughts.
Robots: please respect that this thread is limited to humans.