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TECHNOlOGY NEWS mUseUms

Google launches human discovery platform Google Arts and Culture has

The project aims to

launched a massive online

tell the story of scientific

science museum platform

discovery via images, videos,

with a number of museums,

and other content and is

curators and archivists in 23

available online and on the

countries around the world.

Google Arts and Culture app

Featuring more than

on Android and iOS. Each

200,000 artefacts, Once upon

exhibition is a celebration

a Try is an ambitious digital

of some kind of invention

project built in collaboration

or discovery in science.

with teams from institutions

NASA’s Virtual Universe

including NASA, the European

exhibition allows users

Organisation for Nuclear

to browse through a vast

Research (CERN) and the

catalogue of hundreds of

Smithsonian Institute.

thousands of photos. Users

Over 100 museums are involved, with other

to pinpoint specific things

collaborators including

they may want to discover

London’s Science Museum

or organise the library by

Group, France’s Académie

category to find things.

des Sciences and Network

■■The new platform is available via Google Arts and Culture

can enter search terms

Once upon a Try is

of European Museum

available now via the Google

Organisations’ (NEMO) Science

Arts and Culture website.

Museum in Amsterdam.

More: http://lei.sr/C3c6q_T

Over 100 museums are involved, with other collaborators including London’s Science Museum Group, France’s Académie des Sciences and Network of European Museum Organisations’ (NEMO) Science Museum in Amsterdam

robotics

Disney shows off nextgeneration audio-animatronics Walt Disney Imagineering has revealed its A1000 advanced robotics, developed for the operators upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction

This standardised system for building humanoid robotic figures incorporates new electric functionality, replacing former hydraulic functions, producing extremely realistic, lifelike movement

at Walt Disney World in Florida. The 36-second video shows the team working on the robotic figure of Hondo Ohnaka, a pirate from Star Wars: Rebels, at the facility in Glendale, California where the developments have taken place. “A1000 advanced robotics is the next

hydraulic functions, producing extremely

figures that were first introduced by Walt

realistic, lifelike movement. Future figures

Disney Imagineering in the mid-1980s,"

in humanoid form can all use this system

said an Imagineering statement.

to ensure the same degree of realism

humanoid robotic figures incorporates attractionsmanagement.com

new electric functionality, replacing former

evolution of the A100 Audio-Animatronic

This standardised system for building

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■■The robots are the next evolution of Disney's originals

and advanced levels of movement. More: http://lei.sr/M4G9v_T AM 1 2019 ©Cybertrek 2019

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Attractions Management Issue 1 2019  

Attractions Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global attractions industry

Attractions Management Issue 1 2019  

Attractions Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global attractions industry