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"I listen for your footsteps"

The Man Who Invented(?) Whac-A-Mole Has One More Chance [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 3, 2016 - 7 comments

Welcome to Jurassic Park

Zigong Dinosaurs World Science & Technology Co makes animatronic dinosaurs. Some are large and imposing, some less so. Their Youtube channel is a 5-year-old's delight.
posted by dmd on Feb 3, 2015 - 6 comments

A basic pleasure model

Jordan Wolfson and Spectral Motion take us another step closer to the singularity with a vision of the exotic dancers of 20 minutes from now. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Mar 23, 2014 - 92 comments

Metal Knee-slappin' Good Time

Animatronic Hillbilly Family Musicians. "Selling due to change in business model." [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Aug 7, 2012 - 102 comments

Zoltar Segue

Zoltar breakdancing! Everybody rumba, rumba rumba. Zoltar, that fortune-telling guy you thought was stuck in his booth, went mobile and won the Motorized Float prize in the 2009 Coney Island Mermaid Parade last summer. [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Jan 3, 2010 - 15 comments

A unique sideshow

Waterboarding at Coney Island
posted by djgh on Aug 15, 2008 - 20 comments

Please leave a hazelnut after the tone

Do you suffer from mobile telephone calls at inopportune times? Could you use a cute PA to take calls for you while gaming, or asleep? A dissertation project from MIT by HCI specialist Stefan Marti may have your solution: Cellular Squirrel.

Of course you will always want to talk to people who are thinking the same things as you, so Cellular Squirrel waves and moves about rather than making a sound. His oddly bulbous figure makes use of "socially strong non-verbal cues like gaze, posture, and gestures, to alert and interact with the user" rather than intrusive alerts in order to minimise user stress and social disruption.

Cellular intermediaries also come in two other flavours: "a parrot and a cute bunny"
posted by NinjaPirate on Aug 26, 2005 - 12 comments

Is Bush REALLY an animatronic robot?

Is Bush REALLY an animatronic robot? Or are these photos implying something else? Like maybe a few journalists/photographers took a few shortcuts? In any case, the article gave me a good laugh.
posted by thunder on Dec 30, 2000 - 9 comments

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