Disney’s Stunt Robots Could Revolutionize Action Movies

This agile robot could eliminate the need for stunt doubles. The Imagineering Research and Development lab at Disney created a robotic stuntman capable of performing daring 60-foot flips. The robot tracks and adjusts its location in midair using lasers, accelerometers, and gyroscopes. Stuntronics is a term used by Disney to describe this technology.

Before being turned into the 90-pound humanoid, Disney’s humanoid stuntman began as a much simpler robot named Stickman. Disney hasn’t said when we’ll be able to see these acrobatic bots in action.