June 27, 2008

Before Wall-E...


... there was SMRT-1. He was the cute and compact robot found in Communicore at Epcot Center. He could talk and interact with guests, answering questions with a sweet little boy voice and a charming giggle.

Notice anything special about this photo? Before becoming the current home of Innoventions, there was Communicore. It was a bright and airy place, filled with lots of light and open spaces, without so heavy an emphasis on corporate product placement. Epcot's smaller exhibits were designed to be updated, so things would change. But I'll always miss this little robot. Betcha he's just sitting in some imagineer's home or office, now just a memory of days gone by.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

After Commincore closed, he did make his home at the check in area of the Concourse Steakhouse for a while...

Mark Taft said...

I did not know that! Amazing!