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Disney Creates High-Flying Stunt Robot That Poses Just Like A Superhero

This “new breed of animatronics“ is definitely “pushing the limits of robotic engineering.”

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Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… No, that’s definitely not Superman. It’s actually Disney’s very own flying stunt robot.

In a report posted online by TechCrunch, we learn about this new, high-flying animatronic bot by Disney and its currently been making waves online, sparking interest from curious netizens everywhere.

Not your ordinary animatronic robot!

It’s definitely not surprising that Disney came up with this new tech since the company is also credited for introducing the first use of animatronic back in 1962 for the Mary Poppins movie where they used an animatronic bird.

Now this “new breed of animatronics,” according to TheVerge, is “pushing the limits of robotic engineering.”

The humanoid robot will not merely be stationary because it was designed mainly to perform aerial stunts.

The engineers say that the flying bot will even be able to replicate superhero poses while flying. This is made possible with laser guiding tech along with its built-in accelerometers and gyroscopes.

In an interview, Disney associate research scientist Morgan Pope said about the tech:

“When you’re flying through the air, you can have a little bit of function and you can produce a lot of stuff that looks pretty good, because of this really neat physics opportunity. You’ve got these beautiful kinds of parabolas and sine waves that just kind of fall out of rotating and spinning through the air in ways that are hard for people to predict, but that look fantastic.”

Go check out the video here to see the robot in action:

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As of this writing, we do not have the complete details yet about how Disney is planning to use the new technology. It can be safe to assume, however, that they will most likely be used for Disney’s theme parks and resorts (their film division already has CGI and stunt performers for that, right?)

No doubt, these animatronics will be an excellent addition to their attractions.

Just imagine seeing Thor flying, capes and all, while holding his mighty Mjolnir! Or maybe Iron Man with his repulsor-equipped thrusters? And yes, since Disney also owns Pixar, they should also create an animatronic Buzz Lightyear and let him soar – to infinity and beyond!

If these animatronics pull off the perfect superhero landing, we’re sure Deadpool would be very pleased.

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15 Mesmerizing Photos Taken In Outer Space

These fantastic photos will literally take you out of this world!

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If you want to feel just how small you really are, you need only to look up and observe the grandeur of space. Considering the vastness and seeming endlessness of the universe, you will realize that we are just tiny specks of dust in this cosmos.

We live in a fascinatingly mysterious universe. These fantastic photos will literally take you out of this world!

1. Eagle Nebula

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8 Facts About The Monstrous Megalodon

The question is, are they still out there?

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People are currently being terrified by the new sci-fi thriller The Meg, which stars Jason Statham versus a 75-foot-long megalodon. But what exactly is it about the creature that made them an apex predator during their time? You'll be surprised to know that the monstrous creatures suffered a sad fate millions of years ago.

The name Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon) actually means "big tooth" and it is a well-earned moniker. Its teeth can measure up to 7 inches and its bite force reportedly measures between 110,000 to 180,000 newtons. That means they didn't need to look for the softest area of their prey, unlike the great white. Interestingly, that's not the only thing that makes these creatures so monstrous.

Here are eight surprising facts about the Megalodon.

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‘Little Red’ 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Turns Up In Texas After 50 Years

It’s official! Green Hornet’s rare sister has been found.

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Apparently, the 1968 Shelby EXP 500 Green Hornet has a sister called “Little Red.” The legendary vehicle has now been found and it could be worth a ridiculous amount of money!

This past spring, the experimental Ford Shelby Prototype was discovered in a North Texas field. The owner wasn’t aware that he had the near-mythical first Mustang Shelby GT500 rusting away on his property.

Shelby’s Little Red prototype GT500 EXP, is considered the “Holy Grail” of lost collector cars - and its finally been located!

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