Robotic marionette mannequins…from Japan of course

The Japanese clothing chain, United Arrows installed Kinect sensor-equipped robot interactive mannequins mimics the movements of passers-by. These “MarionetteBots” were set up in the show window of United Arrow’s flagship store in Tokyo’s Shibuya Mark City mall last year (JapanTimes.com | 2012Nov12), but inexplicably the Internet exploded with this so-called “news” just this week.

The best quip about the MarionetteBots came from Adweek (2013Feb13)said-openin America the passers-by would have been touching themselves inappropriately and humping the windows within 10 minutes.said-closed

Check out the official MarionetteBot website of the Japanese clothing chain, United Arrows at: http://koisuru.jp/m

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