MS Teams Up With Japanese Clothes Shop For Kinect-Controlled Mannequins

Even as we wait for the next iteration of Microsoft's motion-tracking hardware, Japanese clothing chain United Arrows is yet another source of an... unorthodox use of Kinect.

Did I say unorthodox? I meant to say "Ohgodthemannequinsarealive!"

Describing this unholy mix of science and the most traumatizing of "Twilight Zone" episodes as the Marionettebot, the motorized mannequin is outfitted with a specialized motor and 16 strings to enable it to move like anyone facing the store window. United Arrows has added both a male and female mannequin for gender equal simulacrum.


[Source: Major Nelson]

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