For those of you that don’t already know, the same company that brought Frozen to the silver screen has their own R&D division. Because they are always looking for new and unique ways to make magic a reality, Disney has created robots that dance into colorful animations.
The new Pixelbots combine the quirky performance of Disney’s animatronics with their world renown animation. Tiny two wheeled robots move in real time, creating an animated performance by altering their colors and orientation to one another. While very simple, the main purpose is to create a new interactive display that grabs your attention better than an HDTV.
As experiments continue with the Pixelbots, Disney plans to improve on their resolution. With up to four hours of battery life, we may soon be able to watch Disney’s feature length animations performed by adorable little robots.