Animatronics – Walking with Dinosaurs


Animatronics are tricky You want your puppet to look natural, when it is really a robot. When you need them big, you’ve got to use hydraulics, which are powerful enough to wreck you. Check out this video that shows the making of some giant animatronic dinosaurs. Keep an eye out for the controls which look like they’ve been made pretty intuitive, which makes sense since it’s a live animatronics show. Animatronics are fussy, I’d love to hear the stories from the puppeteers and engineers who have to become puppet hospital on a regular basis for this show. [via] – Link

12 thoughts on “Animatronics – Walking with Dinosaurs

  1. bgraham111 says:

    That is amazing! I’d love to make a simple one of those…

  2. TheDailySpank says:

    I wonder if they’d make me one of those Heavy Lifters that Ripley used in Aliens…

  3. aolshove says:

    Now THAT’s “Art Meets Science”! Amazing.

  4. screaminscott says:


    I love the Raptor suit. I wonder if it is powered or just well-balanced.

  5. Prozacgod says:

    I was wondering about the weight thing with the raptor suit too. So where can I order one of these things, I’ve love to go running through crouded streets, or rampaging in the middle of the night wearing that raptor suit. Esp with some good sounds.

  6. MM says:

    Wow, that’s incredibly awesome!

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