While not much is known why Boston Dynamics is trying to give their robots a good ability to move, it’s pretty certain that the acrobatic robots from Walt Disney Imagineering, that go by the name Stuntronics, are built to be used in the movie-making industry.
Are the Stuntronics here to replace stuntmen or are they only to be used when a stunt would be too dangerous for a human to do? You could argue that it’s the very task of a stuntman (or stuntwoman) to do a dangerous stunt so that the actors won’t have to. So it leaves little room for interpretation. It’s also possible that these robots could become part of the entertainment portfolio of Disney Parks.
In the featured video below, you can watch the report on the Disney stunt robots by INSIDER. To get a better understanding of the impact of this innovation on the profession and the industry, they have also included an interview with the stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Avengers: Infinity War, Spectre, Assassin’s Creed).
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