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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Palette, the Robotic Supermodel
A Japanese designer has developed a mannequin robot, Palette, which can adapt its movements to the shoppers passing in front of it, according to this article from Agence France-Presse (AFP), "Striking a robotic pose."

Using motion-capture technology, Palette will be able to act as a supermodel. And with its specialized sensors and software, it also will be able to identify the sex and age of shoppers before transmitting them to store owners for marketing purposes.

The price has not been set yet, but Palette should go on sale in 2005 in two versions: a body without legs to showcase clothings, and a torso model for jewelry. Read more for other details and an interesting picture of Palette, which intentionally has no human face.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 4:05 AM Comments (0)
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