Towel-folding robot!

Now, this is an invention I need. I don’t mind doing laundry, but I strongly dislike the folding/putting away process after I get clothes out of the dryer.

The only truly bad side is that this machine is still in the works – it needs to study each item (rectangle towels only, so far), before gathering the data required to properly fold them.

The special PR2 bot is the result of a collaboration between University of California-Berkeley researchers and the gadget guys at Willow Garage. See the video below, sped to fifty-times normal speed:

Author: Jason Zajdel

Learning as I go along. It's an awesome ride. =-)