Structural design and optimization of a panel-based fitting robot

Zengrong GUO, Dongliang ZHANG, Sirui FENG, Siyuan LIN, Yi XIAO, Jituo LI
2018 Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing  
The paper presents a panel-based robotic mannequin for garment fitting. This robot can deform the shell panels and change their positions to simulate different consumers' body shapes. Then it will replace consumers to try on the clothes remotely, so as to avoid the troubles caused by geographical location. This paper mainly introduces the structural design and optimization of a new fitting robot, which comprises the optimization of the shell panels, the design of the mechanical structure, and
more » ... al structure, and the optimization of the control system. Furthermore, to obtain the fitting results of different body postures, we design a detachable arm structure. Based on the above work, we develop a new prototype of the female robotic mannequin. The testing results show that the accuracy of the deformation and the stability of the whole structure are improved. The fitting robot can accurately simulate most of the female human bodies and smoothly complete the remote fitting process. It can be applied to garment ecommerce, personalized customization and virtual fitting. garment at least once to make sure it is suitable for themselves. But the geographical restriction makes the custom process time-consuming, laborious, and wasteful. The remote fitting function of the fitting robot can solve this problem well. Thanks to the development of computer technology and e-commerce, luxury custom services are gradually combined with online shopping. And many companies provide online clothing customization, such as Proper so on. But online custom service still has the problem that the consumers cannot try on the garment personally just like online shopping. Fortunately, the application of the dressing robot can also solve this problem. Thirdly, the fitting robot can also be combined with virtual fitting. The fitting results of image are processed, and then the image matches the three-dimensional human body model of the virtual fitting system, so the virtual fitting effect will be more natural. In addition, the fitting robot can also be used for education or fashion design. The fitting robot includes flexible shell panels, rigid mechanism, control system, and interactive interface. The fitting robot imitates different body shapes through changing the shape and position of the shell panels. This robot can change ten key parameters including the neck circumference, the shoulder width, the shoulder thickness, the upper arm circumference, the chest circumference, the waist circumference, the hip circumference, the shoulder-chest height, the chest-waist height, and the waist-hip height.
doi:10.1299/jamdsm.2018jamdsm0091 fatcat:zdtgyrcbqza5bcrs73sm43m5ny