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Themed Entertainment Mechatronics

Discipline: Interdisciplinary

Advisor: Dr. Joon-Hyuk Park, Dr. Richard Leinecker, and Dr. Kurt Stresau

An animated robotic figure capable of moving through a crowd, speaking to guests and reacting to its environment. It can perform a wide variety of animations, selected by a performer in real-time. The performer can speak to guests as the figure’s character through the use of two-way audio. Comprised of a wheeled base, a rotating torso, two articulated arms, a neck capable of tilting in multiple directions, a head with moving eyebrows and two LED matrix panel eyes.