I love robots, they seemed very fascinating back in the 90’s cause we perceived them to do jobs like what Irina did for Richie Rich. However now that there are robots to mop floors and do some pretty silly stuff which wouldn’t take more than a minute if you did it yourself (using hands that are provided to you to work) I wonder if robots are loosing their glory. Like the Laundroid, it’s a robot that folds your laundry. No one likes folding clothes, agreed, but do we really need this? People are investing time and energy into a robot that folds your laundry, one piece, in 3-10 mins. We trust their calibre which claims improvement with time as this is just a model. The makers, Japan-based Seven Dreamers, actually made Laundroid the size of a refrigerator wherein you throw your crumpled clothes in a bottom bin like a pull-out freezer, and they’re moved up to shelves neatly folded. Sounds exciting but like I mentioned it can take 3-10 mins.
Seven Dreamers will have a working model at CES in 2017, and 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. It may well cost thousands of dollars but when people can afford people to fold their clothes this does have a future in such homes.
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