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
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

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]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



The Human Turntable

The Human Turntable

Making Soap by Hand

Making Soap by Hand

Carved Wood Millennium Falcons

Carved Wood Millennium Falcons

Advertisement
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Price Announced

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Price Announced

A Day at the Track with Audi Sport

A Day at the Track with Audi Sport

Orange You Jealous of the UK Exclusive Focus RS Heritage Edition?

Orange You Jealous of the UK Exclusive Focus RS Heritage Edition?