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Japan is set to build a robotic Jurassic Park

By T.K. Randall
November 19, 2016 · Comment icon 17 comments



The park will be filled with realistic-looking dinosaurs. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Frank Vincentz
Dino-a-Live will offer visitors the next best thing to real dinosaurs without the risk of being eaten.
Described as a 'half visual spectacle and half wacky performance piece', the idea of a robotic version of Jurassic Park is the brain child of Japanese entrepreneur Kazuya Kanemaru.

During a presentation at an industry expo in Tokyo last week, Kanemaru impressed investors by introducing a robotic tyrannosaurus rex which attempted to gobble up one of the actors on-stage.

If the park does go ahead it will offer members of the public the chance to experience first-hand a realistic recreation of the prehistoric world using animatronics and human-operated robot dinosaurs.

A demonstration of what the finished park might be like can be viewed below.



Source: Independent | Comments (17)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by Tatetopa 7 years ago
Wait. †Where is the Ark?
Comment icon #9 Posted by aquatus1 7 years ago
Ain't you watched anime?† The ark is underground and will tear it's way out when the time comes.
Comment icon #10 Posted by freetoroam 7 years ago
'half visual spectacle and half wacky performance piece' - See more at: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/300890/japan-is-set-to-build-a-robotic-jurassic-park#sthash.lEcRDwFF.dpuf This will never beat Takeshi castle for wacky.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Parsec 7 years ago
Nothing will ever be able to beat Takeshi's Castle. Not even Beat Takeshi.†
Comment icon #12 Posted by paperdyer 7 years ago
There was a traveling Dino Park that was in one of the zoos a few years ago.† My wife and daughter got too close to one of the dinos and got "spit on" by a stream of water from the mouth of one of the dino-critters.
Comment icon #13 Posted by newbloodmoon 7 years ago
This would be something I would fly to Japan to see.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Parsec 7 years ago
On a robot pterosaur?†
Comment icon #15 Posted by Carnoferox 7 years ago
No silly! Pterosaurs had hollow bones, small bodies, and were extremely lightweight, which were all adaptations for flight. Even the largest pterosaur would probably collapse under the weight of an average human being. Instead she should fly on a robot†dragon.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Parsec 7 years ago
Soooo, what about a sledge pulled by a dozen of pterosaurs?† † ETA: thank you for the informative post!†
Comment icon #17 Posted by Carnoferox 7 years ago
Probably still too heavy. There's also the problem of how to control the pterosaurs.


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