Once a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and now an engineer at Walt Disney Imagineering, Akhil Madhani develops robots for Disney theme parks from Pixar, Marvel and Disney movies. In this article, Madhani discusses some advances in both computer animation and robotics, but also explains that a difference is physics. "[T]here’s torques and forces and stresses on bearings and loads that we have to then take out of the motion profiles in order to design," he says

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