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WATCH: Laundry-folding robot claims it can fold full load of clothes in minutes

By: - Content Strategist / @ABayleINQ
/ 01:07 PM January 08, 2018

Image: YouTube/FoldiMate, Inc.

Robots have been steadily making their way into the average household through a variety of forms, such as in the cases of robo dogs and autonomous cleaning discs. FoldiMate, meanwhile, offers a unique take, having developed a robot whose sole purpose is to fold laundry.

Initially introduced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas, a new version will debut in this year’s CES, from Jan. 9 to 12.

According to FoldiMate, its new robot laundry folder could go through a full load of laundry and fold every piece in a few minutes. The claim of convenience may sound too good to be true and it could be because there’s a catch: a dedicated human still needs to feed the robot the clothes to fold. Perhaps future artificial intelligence advances could make this robot smart enough to sort and fold laundry.

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The laundry folder also takes up as much space as a washing machine.

Despite the catch, the first FoldiMate robot managed to generate enough buzz and pre-orders to fund a new, sleeker version.

A statement from FoldiMate also announced its plans to market the laundry-folding robots with European home appliance maker BSH Home Appliances Group. BSH’s product lineup includes washing and drying machines.

Incorporating the laundry-folding technology of FoldiMate in existing laundry machines, to make an all-in-one wash-dry-fold machine, should look promising.

Watch the video below to get an idea on how the FoldiMate laundry folder robot works. JB

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