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Disney parks experimenting with 'soft-body robots' to portray characters

Disney parks experimenting with 'soft-body robots' to portray characters

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Robots dressed as movie characters could one day roam the streets of Disney theme parks!

Disney World is developing "soft-body robots" to bring cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse to life so they can interact and even be hugged by people.

Disney has already created a "small toy-sized" robot with soft body parts using 3-d printing to test it against playful, physical interaction.

Inventors say the robot's body will be filled with liquid or air.

Right now, it's not clear if Disney will eventually let the robots into the theme parks.

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