Robot Tries on Clothes for You

The Estonian start-up company has designed a mannequin that can alter its shape so that it can try on clothes for you. The design is being marketed to online clothing retailers because they can't offer customers the opportunity to try on clothes personally:

All told, the robot is capable of replicating 2,000 body shapes. When a retailer signs up with, they first send in their clothes. Each size is placed on the robot, which then cycles through all the body shapes it knows. (Think of the scene at the end of Terminator 2, when the T-1000 is being melted down.) While that's going on, a camera is taking pictures of each permutation. This photographic log is then stored in an online database. Once you go online and type your measurements into the retailer's site, it calls up the photo corresponding to your precise body type and clothing size.

Link via Popular Science | Photo:

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

fwater: thank you for your comment! It made my day with all the professional industry terms.

Actually you're right - for plus-sized people with extensive back bacon and ginormous thunder thighs, fitting service like works probably better. For those people who instead of size recommendation would like to decide themselves which size fits them best (often people prefer tighter or looser fit),'s approach probably works better.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Not only would the North American and UK markets need bigger robots, but this completely fails to account for other fit-related problems like back bacon (back flab, usually accentuated by ill-fitting bras), muffin top (belly hanging over pants/skirt), thunder thigh, buffalo butt and moob (man boob) issues. I really can't see this as a good idea. I'd definitely avoid it like I would ill-fitting under-garments, ribbed shirts, "stretch" clothing and the plague. Wow.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Robot Tries on Clothes for You"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More