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ˌæn ə məˈtrɒn ɪksan·i·ma·tron·ics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animatronicsnoun

    the construction of robots to look like animals (developed for Disneyland)


  1. animatronicsnoun

    A form of robotics used to create robots that produce preset moves and prerecorded sounds.

  2. Etymology: from the Disney trademark "Audio-Animatronics".


  1. animatronics

    Animatronics refers to the technology and process of creating and operating lifelike robots, typically for use in films or theme parks. These robots can mimic human or animal characteristics, such as movements, sounds or facial expressions, through a combination of electronics, robotics, and puppetry. The main aim of animatronics is to create a sense of realism and lifelikeness, bringing inanimate objects to life for entertainment and educational purposes.


  1. Animatronics

    Animatronics is the use of mechatronics to create machines which seem animate rather than robotic. Animatronic creations include animals, plants and even mythical creatures. A robot designed to be a convincing imitation of a human is specifically known as an android. Animatronics is mainly used in movie making, but also in theme parks and other forms of entertainment. Its main advantage over CGI and stop motion is that the simulated creature has a physical presence moving in front of the camera in real time. The technology behind animatronics has become more advanced and sophisticated over the years, making the puppets even more realistic and lifelike. Animatronics is used in situations where a creature does not exist, the action is too risky or costly to use real actors or animals, or the action could never be obtained with a living person or animal. Animatronic systems can be implemented using both computer control and human control, including teleoperation. Animatronic figures are most often powered by pneumatics, and, in special instances, hydraulics, or by electrical means. The figures are precisely customized with the exact dimensions and proportions of living creatures. Motion actuators are often used to imitate “muscle” movements, such as limbs to create realistic motions. Also, the figure is covered with body shells and flexible skins made of hard and soft plastic materials. Then, the figure is finished by adding details like colors, hair and feathers and other components to make the figure more realistic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of animatronics in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of animatronics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Phil Lempert:

    The bottom line is that the animatronics they created decades ago were really cool and fun for that time. But kids today are living on their mobile phones, so this is probably pretty boring to them, it’s something their grandfather would like.

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