1. “Jurassic Park” is coming: Japan unveils the world’s biggest dinosaur robots

“Jurassic Park” is coming: Japan unveils the world’s biggest dinosaur robots

A Japanese company has unveiled plans to build a massive robot dinosaur theme park as it showed off the world's biggest moving dinosaur for the first time.

By: | Published: November 11, 2016 12:08 PM
A Japanese company has unveiled plans to build a massive robot dinosaur theme park as it showed off the world's biggest moving dinosaur for the first time. A Japanese company has unveiled plans to build a massive robot dinosaur theme park as it showed off the world’s biggest moving dinosaur for the first time.

A Japanese company has unveiled plans to build a massive robot dinosaur theme park as it showed off the world’s biggest moving dinosaur for the first time. Stomping and roaring dinosaurs took to the stage in Tokyo on Thursday as part of a presentation for a proposed entertainment park where visitors will be able to see the realistic replicas first hand. Japanese firm ON-ART Corp. unveiled man-operated robotic models of raptors, an allosaurus, and a tyrannosaurus rex, in a performance at a hotel hall. At one point, the t-rex even appeared to bite the head of a pretend caretaker.

Around 8 metres (26 ft) high, the dinosaur replicas were modeled from fossilized skeletons and made of carbon fibre materials, according to the company. Reminiscent of the theme park seen in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster “Jurassic Park” film, ON-ART Corp. CEO Kazuya Kanemaru said he wanted to create a “DINO-A-PARK” where dinosaur fans could experience the creatures first-hand.

Watch the video here: Like “Jurassic Park,” Japan unveils dinosaur robots

Similar models for these dinosaurs had been introduced in the past, but were much heavier, weighing 50 kilograms, and used materials that had a less life-like appearance.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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