The application of robotics and artificial intelligence in embroidery: challenges and benefits
Article publication date: 25 November 2022
Issue publication date: 6 December 2022
Embroidery as a textile embellishment technique plays an important role in people's daily life. Esthetic embroidery artworks possess cultural values. With the development of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), these technologies have been studied and applied in the embroidery process. This study aims to survey how these technologies facilitate embroidery from different aspects.
This paper surveys how the technologies of robotics and AI are applied in the embroidery field. The applications are mainly reviewed from three aspects: computerized robotic embroidery systems has been widely used for the mass production of embroidered textiles, the advanced technological systems and techniques have greatly facilitated the development of smart textiles and the artificial intelligence plays an important role in the inheritance, innovation and protection of traditional handicraft artwork of embroidery.
The programmable robotic embroidery machines have greatly improved the production efficiency of embroidered textiles and promoted the development of electronic textiles. The AI, mainly the deep learning technology, brings significant benefits to esthetic embroidery creation. Technology-based embroidery has become a hot research topic in the field of textiles.
This paper summarizes the application of robotics and AI technologies in the field of embroidery, which provides readers a comprehensive and systematic understanding about the research progress of modern technology-oriented embroidery. This helps readers gain inspiration from the technology perspectives.
The authors thank the participants of their lab members for their valuable time in proofreading.
Funding: This research was funded by Project of Hunan social science achievement evaluation committee, Research on the cultural gene of Hunan embroidery based on Artificial Intelligence Theory, grant number XSP21YBZ099. This research was also funded by Project of Hunan social science achievement evaluation committee, Research on the image improvement and innovation of Hunan embroidery under the visual threshold of virtual reality, grant number XSP22YBC174.
Conflicts of interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; or in the decision to publish the results.
Chen, L., Su, Z., He, X., Chen, X. and Dong, L. (2022), "The application of robotics and artificial intelligence in embroidery: challenges and benefits", Assembly Automation, Vol. 42 No. 6, pp. 851-868. https://doi.org/10.1108/AA-07-2022-0183
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