An automated sewing robotics system is being developed by an Atlanta company to combat increasing demand for high-skilled machinists. SoftWear Automation have engineered a system that uses high-speed photography of up to 1000 frames per second, alongside software to determine where and how long to stitch for. Alongside the stitching robots, SoftWear Automation have also developed a matterials handling system using vacuums to pick up and transport fabrics from one process to another.

“Right now we are perfecting the operations that go into producing everything from a pair of jeans and a t-shirt to prom dresses and suits. Our technology is advancing very quickly. Today we are able to sew basic patterns. The ASM (automated sewing machine) will allow us to sew these pieces together to form a finished garment,” said KP Reddy, CEO, SoftWear Automation.