PROJECTS - ROBOTICS
Babe - motion picture
Robotics for 12 realistic animatronic sheep for Kennedy Miller
and Universal Pictures in perhaps the most ambitious animatronic
film project ever undertaken.
Jacki Chan - First Strike - motion picture
3 Robotic Grey Nurse sharks 3.5meter, the sharks weighed 100Kg
dry and were ballasted neutrally buoyant. These pneumatic powered
sharks, were designed to self swim in salt water tanks with real
sharks. There had to be no chance of pollution from oil or any
electrical disturbances whilst the real sharks were in with the
crew, as sharks use electrical impulse detection to hunt. The
sharks were controlled via a small umbilical. It took 4 meters
from stationary to be swimming as fast as a man, and able to chase
and attack him. This did unnerve some of the more experienced
divers, but did add that extra little something to the shot. The
sharks could also cruise like the real sharks.
Sentosa’s new S$3.5 million marine attraction is centred
around a new wharf containing two theatres. It uses a combination
of a mechanical robotic puppet show, video, theatrical lighting
and animatronics and has quickly become Sentosa’s gateway
feature for visitors.
The Cheng Ho puppet theatre uses penumatics to move over 50 characters in an computor controled animated sequence.