Laundroid Robot: Laundry-folding Robot
Nobody likes doing laundry. And even after you've washed and dried everything, you still have to fold it all and put it away. Bummer.
Fortunately, startup Seven Dreamers wants to help out with this everyday chore in the form of Laundroid, an imposing laundry-folding-robot that looks kind of like a bottom freezer fridge.
Toss up to 30-40 pieces of clothing into the drawer in the bottom. Laundroid is then supposed to be able sort through what's inside and get to folding. Its built-in AI and image analysis distinguishes among t-shirts, pants and even underwear. It isn't able to fold socks, though.
From there, the robotic arm inside the appliance will pick up a single item at a time and spend the next 5 minutes or so folding it. No, it isn't very fast, but I suppose it's better than doing it yourself. Seven Dreamers also has a related Android and iPhone app for remote access to the bot.
- Country: Japan
- Company: Seven Dreamers, Panasonic