02
Nov
09

Who wants to fold the laundry anyway

FINALLY somebody uses a robot to solve a problem that most people struggle with – folding the laundry. Definately one of the most tedious tasks of a household. Only thing is – it’s gonna run you up to 200K $ to buy one of FCons new laundry folding robots, and so far it can only handle towles. Nevertheless it is a hughe step in the right direction, and the combination of a standard low-cost robotic arm from Universal Robots and very cool vision technology that can ‘see’ the corners of the towle is really neat.  

You can read more at FCons homepage – allthough only in danish so far. The robot has been developed in cooperation with other parties such as the robotlaboratory at the university of Southern Denmark.

At about 600 towels pr. hour this machine can save a lot of labour intensive repetitive work that would otherwise be wearing the workers down.

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