Laundroid is the world’s first laundry-folding robot. It is made by Japan-based Seven Dreamers. Laundroid is about the size of a refrigerator; you throw your crumpled clothes in a bottom bin like a pull-out freezer, and they’re moved up to shelves neatly folded. The robot uses image-recognition algorithms to tell what kind of clothing it’s handling and to fold it appropriately, Seven Dreamers CEO Shin Sakane said. It takes between 3-10 minutes to fold one piece of laundry at the moment.
If you do your own laundry. You can expect to spend 18,000 hours of your life doing laundry.
Improved image recognition and robotics have enabled this appliance.
Seven Dreamers will have a working model at CES in 2017, has a deal to potentially start including it with Panasonic washers and dryers in 2018, and may build it into new homes in Japan by 2020.
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