Disney files patent for robotic storage devices

    Disney has filed a patent for mobile lockers or “robotic storage devices,” that would allow guests to use their mobile phones to summon a locker to come to their exact location in the park, or a designated location of the venue.

    The patent states the mobile lockers can be monitored, and even remotely driven by Disney personnel in a monitoring center. The lockers also feature a proximity sensor that would detect if a person or vehicle is nearby to avoid a collision.

    The mobile locker would have a storage container with a locking mechanism for park goers to secure their valuables. It would also feature an insulated compartment for guests to store their cold drink, kids milk and other items that need to remain cold.

    Disney hopes that these robotic storage devices will save their guests long walk across their large theme parks to retrieve their personal items at one of their locker stations.