What are they?
These two robots or “animatronics” are nicknamed Bob and Sam and have been used for many promotional events and marketing opportunities. I had the pleasure of animating both robots for the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering Fair in Petco Park where TREW Special Effects showed them off to all unsuspecting visitors to the fair.
The most asked question! I learned and used a program called Visual Show Automation which allowed me to specify individual motor movements. With all the motors moving with their own predetermined script, the combined movement created the animation in both the animatronics as shown in the video. It’s quite simple when you get the hang of it, and rather fun too!