Disney’s BeachBot robot draws massive pictures on the beach

January 12, 2015 4:53 PM

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Disney knows a thing or two about putting a new spin on the classics. Usually it’s fairy tales, but this time they’ve built a souped-up turtle robot like the ones you may have used Logo to program as a wee geek.

The company’s Research arm in Zurich has created BeachBot, who fittingly enough, looks like a cartoonish version of an actual turtle. It’s about 60cm long and 40cm wide. Two rear wheels get it moving, while a single front one steers. BeachBot is also a sealed unit; that’s important, since its canvas...

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