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Blinking Mannequins

Ever so slightly disturbing.
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These are regular mannequins for displaying clothes in stores, with one slight addition: motorized eyelids which blink in a typical human fashion. Lightweight and carefully balanced, these eyelids can operate on low powered solar cells, charged by the overhead lighting.

If poked, the eyes will blink rapidly before returning to their regular cycle.

Aq_Bi, Dec 07 2014

Mannequin the movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093493/
She blinks, She talks, She rides a motorcycle. The trash shredder near the end was really frightening. [popbottle, Dec 07 2014]

The_20Buddha_20of_2...ate_20Concentration returns to remind of ideas past...... [xenzag, Dec 08 2014]

Snout - the robot surprised at seeing you https://www.youtube...G0MzlfMPuM&t=13m10s
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       A fine idea. Blinking is under appreciated as a mark of being alive. I like it better if run by clockwork, so they can continue to blink when all the lights go out. Perhaps some aspect of mannequin anatomy can unobtrusively descend, acting as a clock weight?
bungston, Dec 07 2014
  

       Bun on the proviso that they only blink quickly on a very intermittent basis - just so people question their own sanity whilst trying to convince others what they just saw.
AusCan531, Dec 08 2014
  

       Excellent idea. The next model of these mannequins will have blinking and also eye-tracking. Face-recognition technology (as found in any cheap digital camera) will be used to detect shoppers' faces in the mannequin's field of view and point the mannequin's eyes at them.
hippo, Dec 08 2014
  

       Do the eyelids move wider when the mannequin is touched?
wjt, Dec 08 2014
  

       You're thinking of the "dilating pupils" model
hippo, Dec 08 2014
  

       Love it!
blissmiss, Dec 08 2014
  

       This would seriously freak out some people ... [+] for making 'normal' people worry that they may have a serious mental health issue ...
8th of 7, Dec 08 2014
  

       [+] very good!
xandram, Dec 08 2014
  

       An occasional random sticking its tongue out just a bit might add to the mystery.
RickRantilla, Dec 08 2014
  

       Flirting by eye contact detection, blinking twice and moving the eyeball up and away for a second.
pashute, Dec 10 2014
  

       I remember a Sony Camera of some type that had a tripod mount which tracked people. If it moved eyes, as Hippo mentioned, that would be really creepy.
Ling, Dec 10 2014
  
      
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