The Robots of EPCOT Center | Keep Epcot Weird Ep. 2

In the second installment of Keep Epcot Weird, we’ll be checking out the many different robots that could be found at the park, from the walkaround characters to ones you could only see inside attractions. We’ll also be discussing what all happened to some of the ones who were removed as well.

And if you were at all curious about the “solar powed lawn mowers” I mentioned at the end of the video, feel free to read up a bit more on them here:
http://www.personal.psu.edu/staff/k/j/kjr106/disney95/disney95.htm
https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/epcot-robot-mowing-the-lawn.481893/

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Music Used:

• Epcot Innoventions Plaza Area Loop (Old): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFkQ7nBoocE
• The Communicore-Innoventions Medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8rZxsiW-qw
• SICO et Cloé – mon ami Sico: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CodZUh59VbM
• Sico et Cloé – Sico, le Robot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E-3r3b9lY0
(and the little piece of techno that plays during the Tom Morrow 2.0 clip is called “The Robots” by Kraftwerk)

Videos Used: (the description was too long with these included. If you want the full list check out the pastebin link below)

• https://pastebin.com/rWwsNH0y

Websites/Article Sources (oragized by robot):

SMRT-1
• https://www.dizavenue.com/2015/07/epcots-smrt-1-and-computer-central.html
• https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/smrt-1-concept-art-1982-512627731
• https://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20150108/29846/5-things-we-miss-about-original-communicore
• http://kungalooshradio.com/2019/02/06/smrt-1/
• https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/SMRT-1
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CommuniCore

SICO
• http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/SciFi.htm
• https://internationalrobotics.com/rocky-4-robot/

GYRO/GERO
• http://progresscityusa.com/2011/05/25/to-gyro-and-gero-in-the-wabe/
• https://www.burnsland.com/looking-back-epcot-center-in-1989/
• http://www.imaginerding.com/2010/02/08/gyro-disney-robot-epcot/
• https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Muppet_Mobile_Lab

Jason (The Living Seas)
• http://www.intercot.com/edc/LivingSeas/lssba.html

The Bird and the Robot (World of Motion)
• https://waltdatedworld.com/id61.htm
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Motion

Expo Robotics / Rockin’ Robots
• http://www.intercot.com/edc/fwattr.html
• https://d23.com/a-to-z/expo-robotics/
• https://waltdatedworld.com/id114.htm
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CommuniCore
• http://www.guide-to-disney.com/epcot/future-world/innoventions-west/rockin-robots.php

Tom Morrow 2.0
• https://d23.com/a-to-z/tom-morrow/
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innoventions_(Epcot)
• https://touringplans.com/blog/2008/04/07/tom-morrow-20-is-gone/
• https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/tom-morrow-2-0s-new-job-as-the-great-destini.791694/

Alec Tronic
• https://www.extinctdisney.com/innoventions-west
• http://www.intercot.com/discussion/showthread.php?175886-Singing-Robot-in-Epcot

Epbots (QT1 and Digit)
• https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/help-me-identify-these-epcot-robots.883965/
• https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/epcot-robots.481861/

FIRST Championship
• https://firstwiki.github.io/wiki/frc-championship-event
• https://www.firstinspires.org/about/history
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramp_%27n_Roll

Thank you for watching, and thank you SICO (for being my friend)

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