Japanese clothing store United Arrows has developed technology to get their display mannequins to mimic anyone standing in front of the display. Called “MarionetteBots,” the monkey-see-monkey-do mannequins uses X-Box Kinect technology to track a customer’s moves which is then relayed to a special motor which pulls the strings on the plastic dolls.
It seems that only in Japan that people don’t find this creepy at all. Have they not watched the episode with the killer mannequins? Trust me, it’s a lot scarier than it sounds.
United Arrows also just had to up the creep factor with an upbeat rendition of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Ugh, so much for sleeping tonight.