In one of the creepiest Kinect mods we have seen, Japanese clothing retailer United Arrows has developed a mannequin that will mimic your movements.

The idea is, you walk past the shop window in central Tokyo and the mannequin will follow anything you do, catching your eye and, in turn, copying you taking a look at the clothes it is wearing or walking into the store.

The robots can copy exact movements, even walk about, move hands and feet and jump. Called the Marionettebot, it works just like a puppet, with 16 wires attached to various points in its body so it can move about.

The Kinect element of things is where the motion tracking is covered. As we all know, Microsoft's Kinect is capable of doing some incredible things, on top of gaming. One of our favourites has to be the Kinect controlled dustbin, which moves the bin around to catch trash thrown at it, Back To the Future II style. 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.

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