Zipperbot can zip open and close




Students of the Personal Robotics Group at MIT have developed a robot that can automatically open and close zippers. According to the makers Zipperbot applicable in for example clothing.

The Personal Robotics Group did research on robots that can be used “within the social context ‘of interaction between humans and robots. To this end, was Zipperbot developed. In addition to simple opening and closing zippers of the robot according to the researchers may also be used in order to give fabrics a certain shape.

The Zipperbot has a cable needed for its food and the device is a bit oversized, but it is not impossible that robots allow in the future to correct or close automatically loose clothing. In certain cases, this could even be useful, for example when putting on or removing protective clothing.


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