It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No! It’s Laundroid.
What, you say? An Android app that allows you to launder money? No!
Japanese consumer electronics giant, Panasonic has teamed up with tech company Seven Dreamers and Japan’s largest homebuilder, Daiwa House, to create an automated robot that will fold your laundry –the Laundroid!
The savior of humanity was recently introduced at the 2015 Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies. A demonstrator took an ordinary white shirt and tossed it in the opening of the machine. A mere five minutes later (ok that seems a little long, actually), the door opened and, gasp!, there appeared a perfectly folded shirt.
Sorcery! You say? Well, no. Considering that manufacturers hope to speed up Laundroid to where it can fold an entire load of laundry in seven hours, the technology is still a work in progress.
Currently the machine can handle T-shirts, collared shirts, skirts, shorts, trousers and towels, but for some reason, the intricacies of folding socks still escape its grasp.
Pre-orders for a basic version of Laundroid will begin next year with a release of beta models coming shortly after.
The hope is to have a full wash, dry and fold system ready for the market by 2019.
The flying car can’t be far behind, my friends!