Laundry-Folding Robot

The Foldimate. Hoping to be available for purchase by the end of this year. Target price: $980.

I could see that it might be a useful convenience in places with shared laundry facilities, like apartment buildings. But it would seem a bit extravagant for a single-family home.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 18, 2019
     Category: Technology | AI, Robots and Other Automatons

This reminds me of the laundry processor that Maureen Robinson had available ot her in the "Lost In Space" series more than fifty years ago.

My brother is such a slob that he would probably buy one - and then never use it.
Posted by KDP on 04/18/19 at 10:26 AM
8-year-old Igor can hardly wait to try stuffing his kid sister thru it.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 04/18/19 at 11:16 AM
A small price to pay to get out of the tedious duty of folding clothes that fit just as easily into the drawers without the bother of folding.

agent j
Posted by agent j on 04/18/19 at 08:14 PM
Only real use is to fold towels, jeans, and underwear (what kind of troglodyte folds shirts? Putting them on hangers is much faster and prevents creases). Even then, they're not crisp, even folds, just sort of tumbled into a square pile. And you're trapped, having to sit there feeding in each item, and the thing is so slow.

If it was a "dump the basket of clothes into this bin and come back to it all neatly folded" machine, yeah, I'd drop a grand on it. This . . . I probably wouldn't bother making room for it if it was free.
Posted by Phideaux on 04/18/19 at 10:20 PM
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