This insanely fast robot will make Adidas shirts cheaper – and kill hundreds of jobs


A robotic sewing system will soon produce hundreds of thousands of shirts for Adidas, which could potentially change textile manufacture. The machine — called a “Sewbot” uses cameras and bots to cut and sew the soft fabric, a task which has eluded other forms of automation. Until now, the task was still best-suited to humans with sewing machines. According to Softwear: The machines use a combination of cameras and needles to track the placement of a fabric before sewing the apparel at a reported higher level of accuracy than the human eye. Here’s what the Sewbot looks like in action,…

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