RoboCoaster


RoboCoaster Ltd.
IndustryEntertainment
FoundedDecember 2000
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Gino Daniel De-Gol
ProductsRoboCoaster
SubsidiariesSimworx
Websiterobocoaster.com

RoboCoaster Ltd is an amusement ride design firm based in Warwickshire, England. Through partnerships with KUKA and Dynamic Attractions, RoboCoaster has installed its namesake products at locations across the world.

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History


In December 2000, RoboCoaster Ltd was founded with the goal of integrating robotic technology into the entertainment and leisure industry.[1] In the company's first year of operation, Gino Daniel De-Gol invented the concept of a robotic-arm-based amusement ride.[2] In December 2001, a partnership with German robotic arm manufacturer KUKA saw the patenting and manufacturing of the initial Robocoaster G1 design.[1][2] In 2004, RoboCoaster partnered with AMEC Dynamic Structures (now Dynamic Attractions) to develop the RoboCoaster G2 system, which utilises track-mounted KUKA arms.[3]

RoboCoaster's partnership with KUKA has also seen robotic arms integrated into films, including Die Another Day, The Da Vinci Code, and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.[4]

In 2015, The British Growth Fund invested £4.5M in a company called Simworx, a media based attraction manufacturer, allowing them to acquire RoboCoaster and boost their working capital as well as buying out their previous private equity investor.[5]

Ride systems


Installations


As of 2012, over 200 individual RoboCoasters have been installed, including some travelling models.[15]

Ride Park Location Opened Model Ref(s)
Dragon Age Hub Zero Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2015 Robocoaster G1 [16][17]
Danse avec les Robots Futuroscope Poitou-Charentes, France 2006 RoboCoaster G1 [18]
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Universal's Islands of Adventure Florida, United States 2010 RoboCoaster G2 [19]
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Universal Studios Hollywood California, United States 2016 RoboCoaster G2 [20][21]
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Universal Studios Japan Osaka, Japan 2014 RoboCoaster G2 [22]
Hero Factory Legoland Deutschland Günzburg, Germany 2004 RoboCoaster G1
Knight's Tournament Legoland California California, United States 2005 RoboCoaster G1 [23]
Power Builder Legoland Billund Billund, Denmark 2004 RoboCoaster G1 [24]
Robocoaster Grand Pier England, United Kingdom 2010 RoboCoaster G1 [25]
Robocoaster Mall of the Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2005 RoboCoaster G1
Robocoaster Avenues Mall Al Rai, Kuwait 2009 RoboCoaster G1
Robocoaster Xscape Braehead Renfrew Scotland, United Kingdom 2006 RoboCoaster G1
The Sum of All Thrills Epcot Florida, United States 2009 Robocoaster G1 [26]
Unknown Jurassic Dream Heilongjiang, China 2013 Motion Theatre [13]

References


  1. ^ a b "About Us" . RoboCoaster Ltd. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b US patent 6776722 , Gino Daniel De-Gol, "Ride apparatus", published 17 August 2004, assigned to RoboCoaster Ltd and KUKA 
  3. ^ US patent 6871596 , Gino Daniel De-Gol, "Moving means, particularly for amusement parks, fairs and the like", published 29 March 2005, assigned to RoboCoaster Ltd and KUKA 
  4. ^ "Media Projects" . RoboCoaster Ltd. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  5. ^ "BGF invests £4.5m in Simworx" . BGF. 2015-07-17. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  6. ^ "RoboCoaster G1" . RoboCoaster Ltd. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  7. ^ "G2 Robot Systems" . RoboCoaster Ltd. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  8. ^ "G3 Robot Systems" . RoboCoaster Ltd. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  9. ^ "AGV" . RoboCoaster Ltd. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Dark Rides" . Dynamic Attractions. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Flying Theatre" . RoboCoaster Ltd. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Flying Theatre" . Dynamic Attractions. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Dinosaurin' Over China" . Park World Magazine. 23 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  14. ^ "HSA" . RoboCoaster Ltd. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  15. ^ "History" . RoboCoaster Ltd. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  16. ^ "Hub Zero Dubai - The Ultimate Cyber Playground | All You Need To Know" . Headout Blog. 2018-02-20. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  17. ^ "Dragon Age: Flight of the Wardens - Hub Zero, Dubai" . Simworx. 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  18. ^ "French parks relent on rides" . Park World Magazine. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  19. ^ "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" . Park World Magazine. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  20. ^ MacDonald, Brady (December 6, 2011). "It's official: Harry Potter land to debut at Universal Studios Hollywood" . Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  21. ^ "Universal Studios Hollywood Makes Unprecedented Investment in Epic Theme Park Transformation" (Press release). NBCUniversal. April 9, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  22. ^ "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (Universal Studios Japan)" . Parkz. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  23. ^ Niles, Robert. "Innovative 'Robocoaster' Debuts at Legoland California" . Theme Park Insider. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  24. ^ "Polar Land at Legoland Billund" . Park World Magazine. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  25. ^ "Grand Pier opening confirmed" . Park World Magazine. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  26. ^ "The Sum of All Thrills design-your-own-ride opens in Innoventions at Epcot - Video, Photos - Orlando Attractions Magazine" . Orlando Attractions Magazine. Retrieved 27 January 2016.

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Categories: Amusement ride manufacturers | Design companies established in 2000 | Manufacturing companies established in 2000 | Companies based in Warwickshire




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