Ever since Back To The Future II came to 2015, we have desired hoverboards, flying cars, self tying shoes and just about every kind of wearable technology we could think of too. However, that was in 1989 and still we are waiting for some of this cool stuff to become part of our everyday lives. However, there are signs of cool wearable technology designs coming in the pipeline, such as the Zipperbot, it’s from the Sartorial Robotics team and as its name implies this tiny robot love nothing more than to zip up and unzip a jacket, coat or just about anything with a zip.
Zipperbot, a robotic continuous closure for fabric edge joining, was developed to explore autonomous control of a sartorial gesture and performed as a wearable robot, which was evaluated through social interactions.
Just imagine being dressed automatically by the tiny Zipperbot robotic zipper, it would be probably feel creepy at first, but after a while we would probably get used to having a mini robot crawling all around us doing and undoing the zips up. So, if you like the idea of wearable technology helping out when you are in a hurry to get out and do not have the time to put your coat on properly the Zipperbot is definitely for you.
Source: Personal Robots Group