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FitBot Lets You Try Clothes Before You Buy 58

mikejuk writes "There is one big problem with online shopping. You can't actually try out the goods until they arrive. Now has a sort of solution in the form of a 'FitBot.' This is described as a robot mannequin, although this particular robot moves in ways that have to be seen to be believed. Servo motors are used to move sections of the body in and out to create different body shapes. It is very eerie and slightly disturbing to watch!"
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FitBot Lets You Try Clothes Before You Buy

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  • by MimeticLie (1866406) on Saturday June 11, 2011 @05:34PM (#36413876)
    If you read the article, customers can't operate the robot. The website just uses it to take pictures of what different body types look in the clothes.

    So in other words, they've taken an adjustable dress form and added some motors. Cool, I guess, but I don't really see how it changes anything (except giving them some publicity on Slashdot).

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