Folding laundry is a lot of fun–not. And that’s where the Laundroid, created by Tokyo-based Seven Dreamers Laboratories, Inc., comes in.
Laundroid is the world’s first laundry-folding robot.
Seven Dreamers president and CEO Dr. Shin Sakane was onsite at CES® 2018, to demonstrate how it worked.
And Shin says, not only is the Laundroid premiering in Tokyo and San Francisco–it’s on its way to becoming an affordable reality for the average person. (Think “available on an everyday basis around 2019”!)
Shin talked about the story behind the robot, what was involved in creating it and what we can expect in the future.
Seeing the Laundroid ready for manufacture and marketing was an especially exciting part of CES® 2018.
Two years earlier, at CES® 2016, we had met Seven Dreamers spokesperson Guy Hayazaki. Introducing us to the Laundroid, Guy had projected that it would be on the market within the next few years.
Fast-forward to 2018–with the Laundroid is scheduled to make its U.S. debut in San Francisco on January 25th of this year!
On this edition of Over Coffee®, you’ll hear:
How Shin first came up with the concept for his laundry-folding robot;
What was involved, in making his vision a reality;
One of the most challenging hurdles, in translating the task of folding clothes into AI;
How the Laundroid works, to sort and fold clothes;
Shin’s “wow” moment in the creation process;
Where you can see the Laundroid in action;
When you can expect to see it available for purchase;
How to contact Seven Dreamers Laboratories for information on their “pilot program”, in the U.S.
Where you can see the Laundroid in the U.S. (it’s just about to premiere)!
And, follow the Laundroid on their Facebook page!