Walt Disney Imagineering has released a new video that shows off some of the crazy cool advanced robotics work that is going in to developing Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. This video specifically puts a foucus on the Star Wars space pirate character Hondo Ohnaka from the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels series.
Here we see him brought life in a way we’ve never seen him before. This is what he would look like in real life! It’s pretty freakin’ awesome.
Hondo is a part of a ride called Smuggler’s Run that allows attendees pilot the Millennium Falcon on an adventurous mission. Hondo Ohnaka is the guy who send you out on the dangerous mission. Here’s the note that came with the video:
A1000 advanced robotics are the next evolution of the A100 Audio-Animatronic figures that were first introduced by Walt Disney Imagineering in the mid-1980s. This standardized system for building humanoid robotic figures incorporates new electric functionality, replacing former hydraulic functions, producing extremely realistic, lifelike movement. Future figures in humanoid form can all use this system to ensure the same degree of realism and advanced levels of movement.
The advanced figures that were developed for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – like this animated figure of Hondo Ohnaka, as seen in the Star Wars animated television series – are a hybrid of A1000 technology enhanced with custom-built elements.
Check out Hondo in action in the video below. I can’t wait to see this stuff in real life when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens up this summer!