Robocoaster delivers surprises

Posted Friday, June 13, 2003 4:49 AM | Contributed by Goccvp1

KUKA Roboter of Germany now has two installations for its Robocoaster, at American World Resort Complex in Wisconsin and Legoland in Denmark. The company's free-standing ride was a hit at last fall's IAAPA trade show.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 5:09 AM
Cool I wanna ride this bad, but wait where is the one in Wisconsin is it in the dells? This is the first that I have heard of it being in Wisconsin.Whares the American World resort Complex in wisconsin.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 5:17 AM
Vater's avatar Is is indeed in the Wisconsin Dells -

http://www.americanworld.com/home.htm

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Friday, June 13, 2003 6:45 AM
I rode this at the National Robotics and Vision show at the Stephens convention center in rosemont (Chicago). Its an ok ride, pretty rough on the starts and stops (head bounces around a lot). But overall pretty good. It can be programmed to do virtually anything so the option are limitless. Except for the weight, only two people at a time for now.
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Friday, June 13, 2003 7:29 AM
Pretty expensive, aren't they?
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Friday, June 13, 2003 9:32 AM
nasai's avatar Robocoaster is offering free rides? Sign me up! ;)
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Friday, June 13, 2003 9:36 AM
The Wisconsin Dells one *just* opened within the last week or two, I believe. As the article says, it's at American World Resort, which is basically next to Riverview (and their amazing, unique, one-of-a-kind Galaxi).

-Nate

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Friday, June 13, 2003 11:51 AM
D'oh!

"Missed it by thhhatt much".

I was just in the Dells too, three weeks ago. Darnit, that really makes me depressed. It looks insane, I would've loved to have taken a ride on this thing. Oh well, now I have two reasons to revisit the Dells: my baby Cyclops and this! :)

Justin "I wonder what it costs to move to Wisconsin?" Adams

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Friday, June 13, 2003 12:16 PM
They dont cost that much, well as compared to aother ride attractions. robots in that size range max out at about$150,000 to $200,000 range. Then just add the tooling for the seats, a platform to load and unload, and away you go. They even had an on-ride photo at the robotics show before you left the platform. Since you can load different programs for the robot, they had 5 different ride intensity levels. Each level increased the intensity of the ride. One was a lot of sudden starts and stops, another a lot of inverts and time upsidedown, etc...
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Friday, June 13, 2003 8:59 PM
Robocoaster's avatar Rob, if you want to take a ride on my back seat, you'll have to go to Wisconsin or Denmark to catch me.;)

I will negotiate rates for ERT, however, based on the number of participants.:)

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My real name is confusing enough, and now this!!! Sheesh...*** This post was edited by Robocoaster 6/14/2003 1:04:05 AM ***

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Saturday, June 14, 2003 1:47 AM
I could only imagine what this thing would be like if they attached the base of the robot arm to a moving tracked vehicle. Say Spiderman on steroids.
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Saturday, June 14, 2003 6:01 AM
As cool as this is, there are just some things the Robocoaster cant deliver that a coaster can. The wooden coaster experience or being launched from 0-120 in 4 seconds...to name a few. But other than those drawbacks this thing looks like alot of fun. It'd be cool if parks installed this as a flat ride.
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Saturday, June 14, 2003 4:35 PM
nasai's avatar LOL! Rob... you poor fellow. :)

The issue I see with this ride is capacity. How expensive are they? How long is the ride time? A park would need like 5 of these and have them "duel" to be anything I'd want to invest my time into. Granted, I would love to have one for myself. Perhaps at Robland?
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Monday, June 16, 2003 6:35 AM
Looks like I need to plan a trip to the Dells sometime this week !

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Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Deja Vu / Mr. Freeze (tie)

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