Laundroid

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Laundroid was a home robot, used to automatically wash, dry, iron, sort and fold clothes to a dedicated closet.

It was first introduced and demonstrated at the 2015 CEATEC consumer electronics show in Tokyo. It was jointly developed by Daiwa House, Panasonic, and Seven Dreamers. Its image-recognition system and robotic arms currently take three to 10 minutes to pick and fold each item, or overnight for a load of laundry. It will go on sale in Japan first, and subsequently, in a limited number, in the United States. Release date is set to 2017, with pre-orders starting on March. The first machines will only be able to fold the clothes for the closet, but the final product – full wash, dry and fold system – is planned to be released in 2019.[1][2][3]

In November 2016, Seven Dreamers announced it has secured an extra $60 million in Series B Funding led by Panasonic Corp., Daiwa House Industry Co., and SBI Investment Co.[4]

On April 23, 2019, Seven Dreamers announced bankruptcy.[5] They had $20 million in debt to 200 creditors according to credit research agency Teikoku Databank.




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  1. ^ Craine, Tatiana. "Laundroid, the Laundry-Folding Robot, Is Your New Favorite Time-Saving Invention". Inverse.
  2. ^ Heater, Brian. "And Then There's Laundroid, The Laundry Folding Robot". Tech Times.
  3. ^ McGrath, Jenny. "Laundry-folding robot may take hours, but at least you don't have to fold laundry". Digital Trends.
  4. ^ "Laundroid Laundry-Folding Robot Maker Raises $60M". Robotics Trend.
  5. ^ Lee, Dami (2019-04-23). "The company behind the $16,000 AI-powered laundry-folding robot has filed for bankruptcy". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-08-07.

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