22 Jun '11, 7pm

Shape-changing robot tries on clothes for you (video)

Shape-changing robot tries on clothes for you (video)

Tired of getting the wrong fit when shopping online? Try the FitBot on for size. Designed by Fits.me , a biorobotics company based in Estonia and Germany, each robot mannequin comprises a series of shifting mechanical “muscles” that replicate thousands of body types based on the shopper’s measurements . Plus, your doppelgänger does all the work for you, so you won’t have to leave the comfort of your home or office to try something on. The technology isn’t just a boon to folks who lack access to local retail stores, but it also eliminates the tiresome (and often gas-guzzling) process of ordering a garment sight unseen, only to return it because it doesn’t fit.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/fits-me-robot-simulates-any-body...

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