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A factory of robots to make uniforms

July 20, 2012

There was an uproar when it became known that China is producing the uniforms and flags for the American Olympic team for this year’s London Olympics.
The Pentagon is worried about the same situation regarding our military’s uniforms and has contracted SoftWear Automation to build a complete robotic production facility to cut, assemble and sew uniforms.
A retired GA Tech professor published a paper on the subject – describing a fully automated work cell with vision controlled cutters and sewing machines.
Details here.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.


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