Disney Research Los Angeles works on the leading-edge of technology; diving deep into a field or a problem to truly understand the limits and potential of technology for the entire Walt Disney Company
Combining advanced robotic technology with the exploration of untethered dynamic movement, each Stuntronic uses onboard sensing to perform various combinations of flips, twists, and poses with repeatability and precision.
Disney Research Enabling More Complex, Entertaining Augmented Reality for Theme Parks
Automated calibration is the key to the projection-camera systems (Procams) that mesmerize and delight guests at a growing number of Disney theme park attractions worldwide.
We create a solution for multi-user interactions in AR/MR, where a group can share the same augmented environment with any computer generated asset and interact in a shared story sequence through a third-person POV. Our approach is to instrument the environment leaving the user unburdened of any equipment, creating a seamless walk-up-and-play experience.
Vibration-Minimizing Motion Retargeting for Robotic Characters
Creating animations for robotic characters is very challenging due to the constraints imposed by their physical nature. In particular, the combination of fast motions and unavoidable structural deformations leads to mechanical oscillations that negatively affect their performances. Our goal is to automatically transfer motions created using traditional animation software to robotic characters while avoiding such artifacts.
Disney Research Los Angeles is strategically co-located with universities, giving The Walt Disney Company an academic and innovative edge.