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Disney Research (Official website) is a network of research laboratories supporting The Walt Disney Company. Its purpose is to pursue scientific, and technological innovation to advance the company's broad media and entertainment efforts. Disney Research is managed by an internal Disney Research Council co-chaired by Disney-Pixar's Ed Catmull and Walt Disney Imagineering's Bruce Vaughn, and including the directors of the individual labs. It has facilities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Boston and Zurich. Research topics include computer graphics, video processing, computer vision, robotics, radio and antennas, wireless communications, human-computer interaction, displays, data mining, machine learning, and behavioral sciences.
Carnegie Mellon University
CMU is working in particular on robotics, human-computer interaction, vision, graphics, and sports visualization under Professor Jessica Hodgins.
- ^ Tully, Jessica (2013). "Disney Research Pittsburgh scientists are aiming for human-like robots", Post-Gazette.com.