Motorized Road Construction Traffic Signal Mannequin

This was a highlight of my trip to Tokyo! These are motorized and life-like. Better to risk the lives of a mannequin than a human.

 

Check him out in action: www.youtube.com/w/?v=kt1EWpFTP0w

  • Kamil 10y

    fantastic! these used to be real people when I went... they'll be motorizing the old guy who greets you at the post office next. unemployment, here we come!
  • Gary Hymes PRO 10y

    LOL...true. It is very elaborate for just a signal device...my friends asked why not just use a "sign"?
  • JerryDoughnut PRO 10y

    That`s awesome! I had no idea these existed.
  • Renovatio! 10y

    Ahhh! No WONDER he wouldn't tell me how to get to the airport...
  • mainsail76x 6y

    I think people are more responsive to the human form, and so are more apt to pay attention to a robot or mannequin than a sign perhaps. It's why we always see human faces in things such as an electrical socket.
  • Gary Hymes PRO 6y

    Good point!
  • Patrick Benny PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 安全太郎 / Japanese safety robots, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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