According to kottke.org

, there's a 40-foot robot in Times Square (that's his cameraphone shot at left). He's correct in guessing that it's a promotion for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (the movie that was shot in green screen and digitally manipulated so the stars look fuzzy the way Cybill Shephard did in Moonlighting); here are WireImage pictures of Gwyneth Paltrow and Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer in Times Square.

There have been smaller robots (Robosapiens) on street corners as well. However, this Sky Captain promotion pales in comparison to panda invasion of February.