Foldy The Laundry Folding Robot Is Qualified To Work At The Gap

Folding laundry is right up there with making the bed on the list of mundane household chores I don't want to do. Fortunately, Foldy can fold faster than a Gap employee (but slower than Superman on laundry day).

Designed by Professor Masahiko Inami and his team at Keio University, Foldy the robot uses commands entered into a PC program along with a ceiling-mounted camera to locate and properly fold your laundry every time. After folding instructions for various types of clothing have been entered into the program, Foldy can work autonomously. A RC vehicle is probably not the most practical device for this purpose, but I'm glad to see that someone has invested a lot of time and effort in solving this critical problem. Until a commercial solution arrives, I'll stick with my current system:

[Robonable via Plastic Pals via Coolbuzz]

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