Tuesday, April 13, 2010

bet you would like one

I like robots.

I suspect many people don't share the same amazement I do watching them.

Trying to control movement and understanding the movement of other objects is not an easy task.  Humans and many other animals have developed skills that are difficult for a chunk of machinery to perform.

After you watch this clip (no sound in it) I bet many of you would like to own this robot. I wish I had developed this.









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15 comments:

secretagentwoman said...

I had a boyfriend who folded clothes that precisely. Bad memories there.

secretagentwoman said...

Actually, it is so uncannily similar, I just had to send him the You Tube link.

lisleman said...

amazing what triggers a memory

dwmatty said...

This is definitely the face of laundry in the future. If they ever make such a device cost friendly, I can see every house owning one. Unless of course, you like doing laundry.

oceangirl415 said...

That is a really cute robot. I would like to see its creator.

Pat Fortunato said...

I read somewhere that this robot takes hours to fold a few things. Who cares? It could take all the time it wants. And maybe I could teach it to do windows!

lisleman said...

that's right it could fold the clothes while you sleep. My wife thought it was slow, but I pointed out it's not getting paid by the hour.

unknownmami said...

That is pretty amazing. That robot is better at folding towels than I am. Stores could "hire" them to keep shelves tidy.

lisleman said...

that's an interesting idea. I bet the first store to use one would get free PR from the news media.

greeneyedmomster said...

I don't mind the folding part. It's the filling the washer and dryer that suck for me. I could use one for dusting too. I hate dusting. Cool robot!

:)

seopilot said...

this nice post

Willoughby said...

I love this robot, where can I get one? I hate folding laundry more than any other household chore.

My daughter is fascinated with Asimo. Have you seen him? There are some pretty cool videos of him on YouTube.

lisleman said...

thanks - I suspect right now for the cost of the robot you could send you clothes out to be cleaned and folded.
Asimo - he's a marvel -
Back in 2007 I posted my favorite Asimo ad and one of my own.
http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/2007/12/spare-parts.html

Charlie Callahan said...

I suspect that you're an electrical engineer, so why not tinker around with some extra parts you have lying around the garage? I remember a caller to the Car Guys on NPR: he said he'd rebuilt so many VW bugs that he had enough parts left over to build one from scratch. I got a real kick out of that.

I'd get a kick out of watching that robot fold king-size bedsheets.

lisleman said...

bedsheet size would require some modification.

Yes I'm a EE with most all of my career in telecom which if you didn't notice had a boom bust cycle. Maybe some of the busted pieces will start to come together.
I do play around with old spare parts (not body parts - electronic parts) and have put together a few things. I started another blog called Broken Gadget but I need to put more into that one. Here's a link
http://brokengadget.blogspot.com/

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