Disney Research

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Disney Research is a network of research laboratories supporting The Walt Disney Company. Its purpose is to pursue scientific and technological innovation to advance the company's broad media and entertainment efforts.

It has facilities in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Boston and Zurich. Research topics include computer graphics, video processing, computer vision, robotics, radio and antennas, wireless communications, human-computer interaction, displays, data mining, machine learning, and behavioral sciences.

Disney Research is managed by an internal Disney Research Council co-chaired by Disney-Pixar's Ed Catmull and Walt Disney Imagineering's Bruce Vaughn, and including the directors of the individual labs.

Carnegie Mellon University

CMU is working in particular on robotics, human-computer interaction, vision, graphics, and sports visualization under Professor Jessica Hodgins.[1]

Notable works

BB-8 was a physical prop developed by Disney Research,[2] created by special effects artist Neal Scanlan.

See also


  1. Tully, Jessica (2013). "Disney Research Pittsburgh scientists are aiming for human-like robots", Post-Gazette.com.
  2. Hackett, Robert (May 26, 2015). "Disney just developed the most adorable walking robot". Fortune. Retrieved July 23, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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