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Robot Dinosaurs

The Rulers of the Ancient World: Dinosaurs

Long before humans appeared in the world, in the Mesozoic Era (about 225 million years ago), the world was ruled by dinosaurs (giant reptiles).


(C) Kokoro Company Ltd.

Dinosaurs disappeared from the world about 65 million years ago, the reasons for which are the subject of much debate. Now, people can see reconstructed forms of dinosaurs made from fossil remains. Everyone must have seen famous dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops in television, movies, and museums.

Dinosaurs Brought Back to Life in the Modern Age!

While this may sound attractive, most dinosaurs seen on television and in movies are the result of CG (computer graphics), and most examples seen at museums are skeletal preparations based on fossils. Take a moment to imagine: how wonderful would it be to actually see a moving giant dinosaur!

The company that makes that dream a reality is Japan’s Kokoro Corporation. They have developed “robot dinosaurs”.

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(C) Kokoro Company Ltd.

These robot dinosaurs (also referred to as moving sculptures), in addition to looking real, are accurate reproductions of their movements and actions. This is because they are based on the latest academic research. Robot dinosaurs have many new technologies built in, and they move with realistic speed making you think they came back to life.


Kanna Dinosaur Center (Gunma, Japan) (C) Kokoro Company Ltd.

Dinosaur robots are all over the world

There are many types of robot dinosaurs, ranging from enormous dinosaurs so large you have to crane your neck to see the top, to cute, feathered dinosaurs.


Dinopolis (Teruel, Spain)
(C) Kokoro Company Ltd.

Also, even considering all of the projects and exhibitions, each robot dinosaur is individually produced and is unique in the world. You can see the moving sculptures that developed by Japan’s Kokoro Corporation and employ the same technology as the robot dinosaurs in action at museums and attractions all over the world, including the London Natural History Museum (London, England), American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA), and Dinopolis (Teruel, Spain).

(Updated in July 2009)