This Marionette Robot Isn’t Creepy (Oh Wait Yes It Is)

Posted by on February 20, 2013
Last Updated: July 15, 2017

A United Arrows store in Japan has set up a couple of mannequin robots that act as marionettes, mimicking the movements of unsuspecting passersby.

Okay, well, they’re probably suspecting, but these things are still pretty weird…and elaborate. Seriously, that’s a lot of hardware.

Oh, and yeah — they’re using a Microsoft Kinect, soon to be in the living rooms of everyone. Everyone.

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About the Author Post by Rob Schwarz Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.