The Czech artist Krištof Kintera often creates work involving animatronics to create uncanny lifelike moving sculptures, often quite funny. This is one of many examples.
"Juan Muñoz created moody and challenging installations, most of which featured monochromatic human figures placed amid unnerving architectural spaces and often incorporating animatronics and sound."
(Some of his figurative scuptures would move ever so slightly, amplifying an already palpable liveness to their presence...)
Perhaps best thought of as a mechanical, autonomous version of puppetry, it’s possible to employ a moving non-human being or robot in performance. It may have explicit human characteristics (body, voice, movement), or such traits may only surface due to the context of its staging.
The placing or siting of figurative or non-figurative objects or sculptures that have a palpable liveness / energy / presence.
In public space, this may produce reactions which themselves become the main subject or driver of the work. (Consider ‘intervention’)