VIDEO - New interactive iCan Robot experience in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland

Apr 25, 2017 in "iCan Showbot"

iCan Robot overview
Posted: Tuesday April 25, 2017 10:46am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

A brand new interactive character experience has debuted in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland.

Named iCan, the robot travels around Tomorrowland, striking up conversations with guests of all ages.

Besides being highly agile, an impressive feature is his ability to look-up information, on say where people live, and have detailed knowledge of the area.

He is also equipped with a chest mounted video and display and extensive on-board sound effects and music.

Check out the video below for a look, and be sure to keep an eye out in Tomorrowland to meet iCan. Appearance times are not published, but mornings around the Cool Ship area are a good place to start.

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brb1006Nov 19, 2017

That reminds me, is the Animatronic meet and greets of Disney characters still a thing? I forgot what thread mentioned this.

Phil12Nov 19, 2017

Apple can use all the publicity they can get.

BoltNov 19, 2017

Had signed a contract through the end of 2017. Not sure if he's here for 2018.

Cmdr_CrimsonNov 19, 2017

That's fine..I thought he was just a test run since we last heard of him was earlier this year that's all..

BoltNov 19, 2017

Why? I find him entertaining.

Cmdr_CrimsonNov 18, 2017

Surprised he is still around..

BoltNov 18, 2017

This was last month still.

GlacierGlacierNov 18, 2017

You're right! Disney would've used the money to re-imagine half of magic kingdom, but what you've shown is so much better. And it costs the same too! A new, shuffling robot which does frontflips but only has a 15 minute battery will definitely drive demand and sales.

Phil12Nov 18, 2017

Wow! A man on a Segway. I'd rather see a real robot:

Clamman73Nov 18, 2017

I saw him when I was there a few weeks ago.

lazyboy97oNov 18, 2017

That seems doubtful. They don’t own the i-prefix concept, even if they did popularize it. The company iCan might have said something. Or maybe one of the groups that go by ICAN.

No NameNov 18, 2017

Did Apple have them change the name?

Cmdr_CrimsonNov 18, 2017

It's been fairly quiet about this ICan robo-guy.....I take it he was cut?

Magicart87May 02, 2017

iCan think of better reasons for keeping the original name. The "i think I can" concept is one that is rooted in the vision of Tommorowland's message of progress achievement and innovation in the World of Tommorrow. (It works in Epcot too however) This guy looks like an assist-bot or fancy helper butler from the Jetsons. "Showbot" is somehow more generic and too pigeonholed in name, delivering only entertainment. (dancing) For me the name conjures imagery of a guy in bow tie and hat for whatever reason. A tap-dancing, glove-wearing entertainer or a one-man band. The iCan name fits the land better IMO and could allow for greater variety of shows and types of shows.* Another reason for reverting it back to iCan: It sounds like an Apple product! Apple hearts Disney. Disney hearts Apple. It's just begging to have a logo slapped on it. (And sold in stores as an R/C toy) Then there's the idea of making it a robotic duo show featuring the robots iThnk and iCan. Yep, this type of show would be pretty awesome. Pun-worthy jokes, edutainment and the slapstick Abbott and Costello type antics. iCan see it now!!!