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    Exclamation Showbots Brings iCan to Magic Kingdom

    The Showbots have brought their Entertainment Robot Character "iCan" to Tommorowland in the Magic Kingdom:

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    The Entertainment Robot Character debuted in 2008 and is promoted to have performed in 46 countries before making its debut at Walt Disney World.

    The Showbots group previously worked with Walt Disney World circa 1997 with the characters "Qt1" and "Digit" as the EpBots at Epcot.

    For those wondering how much of this character is Entertainment vs Robot, you may highlight below for a description of operation:


    ... half-human, half-machine electronic robotic costume ... The performer inside the Show-Bot costume can see his surroundings clearly thanks to the panoramic visor integrated into the head gear. In order to make sure the costume’s interior remains cool and comfortable, four cooling fans are attached in the suit’s head, body and base. The Show-Bot has a self-balancing motorized wheelbase, which allows the operator to move simply by leaning his body.
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    Show-Bot is equipped with a 250 watt, four speaker surround system and with an internal synthesized voice-processor linked to the operator’s mouth via a concealed microphone. In order to create a realistic effect, the robot has integrated articulated jaw movement.

    Show-Bot also has a built-in internal media player, with a 40 GB hard drive. A large 10.5” LCD video screen is located on the chest area of the costume, displaying the images or video clips transmitted from the media player.

    Located on the costume’s head is a full color video camera used to monitor, record and playback the images it captures on the LCD screen. In addition, Show-Bot has sound and lighting effects integrated into it. High-powered multicolored LED lights emit an indirect glow from different areas of the costume, adding to its theatrical abilities.




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    This is tooooooo cool!
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