30 Aug '14, 1pm

Disney Research Patents ETH Zurich's PuppetCopter

Disney has a research lab in Zurich, right next door to ETH Zurich. In the past, we've seen a lot of collaborations between Disney and ETH, often in the form of fun robot concepts and prototypes . So, we weren't at all surprised to hear that Disney filed a patent for an "Aerial Display System With Marionettes Articulated and Supported by Airborne Devices," because we spotted a prototype at ETH Zurich last year, and its name is Maurice. PuppetCopter Maurice was a Focus Project at ETH Zurich last year. Focus Projects "allow engineering students at ETH Zurich to apply their theoretical knowledge in practice. During two semesters they independently develop a product. Based on an innovative project idea, the teams pass through this reality all processes of product development." And it sounds like this particular project was actually commissioned by Disney: Walt Disney is always...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots...

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