For years self-bondagers have been looking for a device that can zip and unzip bondage sacks, single-gloves, and various bondage suits at the specified time. For example, if your arms are bound behind your back inside a zipped up tight latex bag, you will not be able to get out without external help. Another example is single gloves. Even if you manage to get in and zip it shut, getting out is very tricky and in most cases impossible.
I seriously doubt that MIT’s Personal Robots Group had self-bondage in mind when they were creating their Zipperbot. Officially (but.. .who knows… right?), the Sartorial Robotics efforts are about fashion, people with disabilities, automatic assembling/disassembling, and (something I do not quite understand) “human-robot social interaction”.
Possibly the latter is shown on the picture with a dress. Imagine that the slit opens and closes up at certain moments :D
Anyway, we know that it’s all about that bass. Errrm.. I mean, self-bondage ;)