Hate folding clothes? This robot will do it for you
Scientists have created a new robot, which may be a savior to all those people who hate folding their clothes.
Built in a laboratory at
The 8ft-high robot, nicknamed Dextrous Blue, has pressure sensors into its grippers, which makes it "feel" the texture of the clothing, and rubs the material, with small microphones to pick up the sound given off.
The project - officially titled CloPeMa, or Clothes Perception and Manipulation, aims to create the
However, the since the folding task proved difficult for the robot, the scientists hope to replace the robot's cake-cutter like appendages with prosthetic hands, for 100 per cent accuracy.
Dr Paul Siebert, the computer scientist who led the project, said British textile could use similar machines to make clothes in their factories, rather than sending them around the world for the work to be completed by low-paid labourers in future.
He added that the project might not even need a huge amount of computing power on the machine itself and certainly not a huge amount of storage. (ANI)