Patent Number: 7,819,719

Title: Skeletal support structure and skin for an animatronic figure

Abstract: In one aspect, a supported walking system is disclosed, comprising a robotic walking figure and a wheeled support that at least partially supports the robotic walking figure. The supported walking system may be driven and controlled by a human operator. Computer algorithms automatically control the robot's walking functions so that it may step forwards, backwards, and sideways in synchronicity with the movements of the cart while driving and turning at varying speeds.

Inventors: Tye; Bryan S. (Canyon Country, CA), Madhani; Akhill Jiten (Glendale, CA)

Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

International Classification: A63H 3/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00