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animatronics

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Giant, fire-breathing animatronic dragon storms the Bastille (well, Nantes)

La Machine's latest animatronic puppet is a giant, walking, fire-breathing dragon that took to the street of Nantes, France for a spectacular test debut.

By September 2, 2014

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Creepy incredible: animatronics by Gustav Hoegen

Prometheus. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Doctor Who. We've always assumed these effects were CGI — until we saw this showreel by animatronics master Gustav Hoegen.

By November 13, 2012

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Animatronic T. rex costume looks like it could eat you

Recreate your favorite scenes from "Jurassic Park" on a slightly smaller scale with an awesome and realistic baby T. rex costume.

By October 2, 2012

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Walking With Dinosaurs: Reviving the prehistoric

As Walking with Dinosaurs prepares for a monster tour of the US, we talk to the Aussie studio that creates the prehistoric beasts.

By June 18, 2014

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Oculus Rift to party at Chuck E. Cheese restaurants

The kid-focused pizza chain is moving up from animatronics to virtual reality with a deal to pilot test Oculus Rift headsets for birthday parties.

By May 20, 2014

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Military "crash test dummy" takes hard knocks to develop protective gear

The UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has developed a life-sized robot to test chemical protective suits for the military.

By April 7, 2014

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Robot dancer turns sexy into terrifying

An animatronic sculpture on display in NY combines film, installation, and performance in the figure of a curvaceous, scantily clad robot woman wearing a witch mask.

By March 27, 2014

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Airbrushing software tackles animatronics and felines

Portrait Professional 10 automatic airbrushing software gets put through its paces with the challenge of improving the looks of a fortune telling animatronic and a cat.

By June 28, 2012

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Tinkertown: An animatronic, handmade maker wonderland

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series explores the maker side of the state at Tinkertown, a folk art paradise full of animated miniatures and old amusement park machines.

By April 14, 2012

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Finally, a giant hexapod tank you can drive

Inventor Matt Denton has built a fully operational hexapod robot that you can drive around. Yet another reason to be careful on the roads these days, folks.

By April 3, 2013