Next time you check out that robot mannequin in a Tokyo department store window, don’t be surprised if the mannequin is checking YOU out at the same time. “Palette”, a robot mannequin, senses admiring shoppers and poses to please!
Why animate a mannequin in the first place? Explains Tatsuya Matsui, chief robot designer and the boss of Flower Robotics, “It makes the product the mannequin wears look more attractive, increasing consumers’ appetite to buy.” Flower Robotics is the Japanese company behind Palette and its shorter upper torso jewelry-modeling cousin called, naturally, UT.
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Posted by Michael Kaudze on 08/17 at 03:24 PM