Mechatronics is the convergence of mechanical, electrical and control engineering that gives enhanced functionality to products and services.
Robotae has particular expertise in developing control algorithms that are needed at the interface between hardware and software.
This allows the combination of multiple sources of sensory data to provide a sophisticated response to environmental changes. This could be, for example, machine vision to allow identification of objects.
Housed in a specially built darkroom, the gonioreflectometer takes images of a textile sample (in the centre) from different angles using a camera on one arm, illuminated from many directions by a high quality spotlight on the other arm, to measure and characterise its reflective properties.
London and Paris based Change of Paradigm is moving fashion towards a digital revolution, by developing a 3D B2C e-commerce platform, miximaliste.com, offering exclusive capsule collections from independent womenswear designers. They aim to provide luxury fashion to “digital native” millennial women at an affordable price, by selling exclusively from photorealistic 3D-simulated garments before they’re produced, thereby eliminating over-production.
Robotae has designed a gonioreflectometer to take images of textile samples from different angles, illuminated from many directions to measure and characterise their reflective properties. These visual properties will enable game-changing photorealistic rendering of high end fashion, as the eventual 3D rendered images will display accurate texture and movement of the materials.
Robotae designed and built the device, including construction of a purpose-built darkroom to house the system.