Bring Jurassic Park to your home with the 20 Foot Animatronic Triceratops


I’m not too sure about you, but when Jurassic Park first hit the cinemas all those years ago, my jaw literally dropped to the floor for the first time in my life. Such lifelike special effects that made me ask, “Just how the heck did they manage to do it?” To see man and dinosaur walk together is truly one of the more spine-chilling experiences to date, even though it was only on the silver screen. Well, since Father’s Day is already over and you need to start earning brownie points with your kids to be called the “Best Father in the World” for 2012, here’s a quick tip – bring home the 20 Foot Animatronic Triceratops for them.

Sure, it costs a cool $350,000 and you will probably get an earful from your wife for purchasing this without her permission, but how else are you going to keep the kids happy? This is no ordinary robotic display – it has been featured at museums around the US as part of a traveling exhibit, sporting motion sensors that allow it to respond to onlookers with lifelike reactions. Not only that, you get the standard bellows from a triceratops – or at least, what scientists believe it would sound like if it were real.

There will be motion-activated cameras installed into each eye that will function in unison with customized interactive software, letting this Cretaceous creature recognize multiple subjects’ facial features. The moment such facial features are identified, subjects’ tracked movements are capable of triggering a set of responses:, including having it sway its tri-horned head right, left, up, and down. Should it feel threatened, it will stomp and scuff its right forelimb, while opening up its jaws while growling.

Digitally controlled servos and silent, pneumatic air-activated cams would be the virtual “engine” behind these movement, and with an exterior that has been crafted by professional sculptors from polyurethane foam and textured silicone over a steel and aluminum frame, you can be sure that this is as lifelike as it gets. Good thing there is no poop to pick up after, anyone who has reared cows would know how much these let out, what more an ancient herbivore.

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