Walt Disney has patented several types of robots, including a humanoid type, which in the near future will be able to communicate and come into physical contact with visitors to the company's amusement parks. This is reported by CNN.
The patent application states that "robots should be soft to the touch, but with a sufficiently strong coating" so that people who come into contact with them, and especially children, do not feel discomfort. It is alleged that the company's engineers have already created several prototypes of humanoid robots. At the time of this writing, it was not known when these machines will be presented to the public. Walt Disney representatives declined to comment on the matter.
It is likely that that the company sees in the new robots a replacement for the obsolete animatronics dolls that depict various characters in movies and cartoons at Disneylands. However, the latter do not interact with visitors. It is possible that Walt Disney plans to create special territories that will conceptually resemble the amusement park shown in the television series Westworld. In any case, machines so similar to living people will not appear soon.
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