‘Baby Groot’, the fiery little twig of Marvel Studios’ Space Opera Sequal “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 “ stole the show with her absolute cosmic cuteness. Now, the wizards of Disney Imagineering have concocted a robotic version of the miniature tree creature.
In a new video, Disney imaginers demonstrate the robot’s epic dance skills that many know from the intro to the 2017 film. The robot, which comes from Project Kiwi in the Imagination Department, reveals the incredible animatronics of the imaginers and its evolving development process from 2018 to 2021. Baby Groot (the robot) is designed to become a free-roaming actor in Disney theme parks around the world.
Check out the new Baby Groot video for yourself!
In the video, you can watch Baby Groot sprout from a pair of bare robotic legs, into a headless tied torso and, finally, a toddler waving and smiling and dancing like the alien toddler who Marvel Cinematic Universe the fans have become so attached to.
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“The Kiwi Project started about three years ago to figure out how we can bring our little characters to life on a real scale in an authentic way,” said Scott LaValley, R&D director of Project Kiwi, Imagineer. TechCrunch. “It’s an exciting time for bipedal robotics and with an incredible team and our combination of technology, artistry and magic, we’re bringing to life characters that couldn’t have happened anywhere except Disney. “
There’s no timeline as to when Disney’s audio-animatronic baby Groot might be seen in the wild, but we can’t wait to see him walking around Galaxy’s Edge!
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