Beachbot Robot Creates Giant Sand Drawing of Walt Disney at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Guests at Disney's Contemporary Resort got a real treat last week when they had a chance to watch the Beachbot "entertainment" robot create a giant sand portrait of Walt Disney. The Beachbot was created by Disney Research Zurich and a group of undergraduate students from a Swiss engineering school.

Sand portrait of Walt Disney created by BeachbotSand portrait of Walt Disney created by Beachbot

The team wanted to create a machine that could make art on the beach and it was something that no one had tried to create before.

Beachbot was designed to look like a turtle and features a rake mechanism that carves out the designs in the sand. The robot uses smart software to transform images and control Beachbot's movements.

Check out this video to see a time lapse of Beachbot in action:

What do you think about Beachbot? Let us know in the comments.


Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 23:28:

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This little robot is so adorable, I'm happy he's at WDW now!

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