Inside this soft squishy, hopping creature is a delta robot, used in an unusual way. Instead of moving an end-effector to a precisely defined position, Gertie’s mechanism allows it to hop up and down or in any direction.
Alonso Martinez’s goal was to make a cute robot with lots of personality. Alonso’s experience in the Character Department at Pixar Animation Studios inspired him to use animation techniques to design Gertie’s personality.
Lookin’ good, Gertie. Keep on hopping!
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