X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

We’ve already seen how the fashion industry can make use of robotics to make life easier for shoppers. But a Japanese clothing chain called United Arrows also found a way to use robots to make things more fun for window shoppers. The company installed a robotic mannequin in one of their stores that mimicked the movements of the person in front of it.

kinect-marionettebot-by-united-arrows

The mimicking mannequin is called MarionetteBot. It uses a Kinect to capture and help analyze the movements of a person. A motor moves a total of 16 wires to match the mannequin’s pose. MarionetteBot isn’t fast or limber enough to perfectly mimic the moves of a person, but it still proved to be a hit.

How come no one thought of doing the robot dance?

[via Akihabaranews]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



More from Awesomer Media...

Colossal (Teaser)

Colossal (Teaser)

NBA Jam 2K17

NBA Jam 2K17

Ford to Auction Unique 2017 Raptor Tonight at Barrett-Jackson

Ford to Auction Unique 2017 Raptor Tonight at Barrett-Jackson

Vanda Dendrobium Is Singapore’s EV Hypercar

Vanda Dendrobium Is Singapore’s EV Hypercar

Is Pierce Brosnan Cable in Deadpool 2?

Is Pierce Brosnan Cable in Deadpool 2?

Sideshow Venom Premium Format Figure

Sideshow Venom Premium Format Figure

Advertisement