A Hybrid Hydrostatic Transmission and Human-Safe Haptic Telepresence Robot by Disney Research

Disney Research has created a hybrid hydrostatic transmission and human-safe haptic telepresence robot that is capable of carefully handling delicate objects, interacting with humans, and even threading a needle.

The robot uses a combination of pneumatic and hydraulic power for smooth and precise movement, and it is controlled by a human operator wearing a virtual reality headset with a feed from the robot’s stereo cameras.

Disney Hydraulic and Pneumatic Robot

Glen Tickle
Glen Tickle

Amelia's dad. Steph's husband. Writer, comedian, gentleman. Good at juggling, bad at chess.