That is incredible. I know that if I were standing in the crowd and saw that walking up, I’d grin ear to ear. I’m surprised to see he didn’t wear one of those single color body suits or something while operating it. Still, the illusion is quite convincing from the front.
from the video description:
The replica uses two iPads as computer readouts, and features a camera/monitor system to allow me to see in front of it. It also has an audio system, allowing me to talk to people or play sound effects. Everyone seemed enthralled by the thing, and we got a lot of love from the convention-goers. It was a great experience and I hope to lug TARS to other conventions over the course of 2015.