We're not entirely sure if United Arrows' new MarionetteBot makes mannequins more or less creepy, but it's certainly attracting attention. To make it work, the popular Japanese clothing chain equipped a mannequin with a series of motors and 16 wires that are guided by a Kinect. By standing and moving in front of the MarionetteBot, window shoppers can control its movements.

It's a bit slow and limited, but United Arrows has certainly taken the mannequin concept to the next level.


Via Technabob.

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