• Boston Dynamics partners with Neon, emphasizing its industrial to entertainment robotics shift.
  • Neon, known for Hollywood animatronics, leverages Boston Dynamics' autonomous systems for theme parks.
  • Boston Dynamics has a longstanding history in entertainment, dating back to film sets in 1993.

Boston Dynamics has been known for providing entertainment through its systems since its early days as an MIT spinoff. While entertainment has been a side benefit for them, it is now becoming their main focus with a recent deal announced with Neon, an entertainment brand based in Singapore.

The organization in Nashville has made animatronics for theme parks and exhibitions for a portion of the most significant film establishments in Hollywood, for example, Avatar, Jurassic Park, Marvel, and Harry Potter. 

Transforming theme parks

Neon/Animax greatly benefits from Boston Dynamics' capacity to create durable and independent autonomous systems on a large scale. The realm of theme park robots has undergone a significant transformation recently, as seen in Disneyland's Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, where robots seamlessly interact with visitors.

Boston Dynamics' commercialization roadmap has taken another stride with this deal. It all started with the Spot quadruped and the truck unloading robot, Stretch. 

However, the company's involvement in entertainment goes back even further. Marc Raibert and his team created robots for the set of the 1993 film "Rising Sun," starring Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, and Michael Crichton.

Edited by Shruti Thapa