Created in December 2000 and based in Warwickshire - the heart of England, RoboCoaster began as a vehicle to develop intellectual property around robotics for entertainment and leisure. The mission being to further develop recent advances in industrial systems and control, taking them into untapped areas of the leisure sector. Our aspiration was more specifically aimed at 4 distinct amusement industry disciplines:
- Advanced ride systems using industrial robotic manipulators
- Advanced show action systems based both overt and covert robotic articulation methods
- Edutainment systems using robotics and animatronics
- Specialist services to the motion picture & media industries using robotics
In 2001, having developed the initial IP, RoboCoaster licensed and partnered with one of the worlds leading robot manufacturers (the German company KUKA), and began the original development of the RoboCoaster. At the same time RoboCoaster and KUKA’s UK division set about approaching the London studios to test the idea of robotics in live TV work and motion picture projects. The experiment was a success on several fronts, with the worlds first industrial robot manipulator certified for passenger carrying operations in 2003, and several high profile motion picture projects. The first being the famous robotic fight scene in 'Die Another Day', rapidly followed by robotic action sequences in 'Tomb Raider II - The Cradle of Life', 'Thunderbirds the Movie' and 'The Da Vinci Code'.
In 2004 RoboCoaster joined forces with Vancouver based Dynamic Structures Ltd, which was chosen in 2003 as the advanced solutions integrator for further evolutions of RoboCoaster technology. Already a favorite of major clients in the industry, Dynamic Structures Ltd (DSL) are now finalizing design of their third generation of the RoboCoaster, a fully blown roller coaster version.
In the interim, the RoboCoaster team has now grown into a business supplying some of the worlds most exciting ride systems, fully capable of supporting key client projects around the world, 2007 being a significant year with the 100th RoboCoaster robot sold - as well as numerous other attraction concepts and systems.
The RoboCoaster partners and rides portfolio consists of major new technologies, including Motion Theater systems, AGV solutions and advanced hybrid coasters. RoboCoaster and Dynamic Structures Ltd specialize in custom engineering and structural challenges, be sure to check out our rides and technology portfolio in the Products & Services section.
Today, RoboCoaster continues to develop and innovate new technologies, becoming the engine for new ride technologies for years to come.