Women can breathe a sigh of relief now thanks to the latest invention courtesy the Scottish scientists who developed a robot who can fold and arrange clothes. One of the most daunting household chores one has to deal with is sorting out and folding clothes. This massive 8 feet robot manages to neatly fold and arrange clothes with ease. Various technology blogs are talking about this masterpiece. This robot is capable of sorting out clothes based on fabric and putting them into separate piles. The robot is named Dexterous Blue and can efficiently sort out clothes of all sizes.
The robot has sensors on its hands, which help in identifying the various fabrics of cloth and thus help insorting them out evenly. The robot has two cameras in place its eyes that help it move easily. It can also hear and manages to identify clothes from a distance merely by the rustle of the fabric.
Most of the robots designed have dealt with either solids or liquids, which are easier to handle in comparison to free flowing fabrics. This was a difficult task and the scientists at Glasgow University are proud of their invention, which can make folding clothes one of the easiest tasks around the house.This robot first analyses the pile of clothes and the position. It then reaches out for clothes based in the fabrics, folds them, and places them in individual piles.
What To Expect
Researchers are hoping to enhance the features of this robot to make it more efficient and fast in order for it to benefit a number of homeowners. This robot has definitely taken technology to the next level. Every technology blog has pointed out the brilliance of Dexterous Blue. The robot was built at Glasgow University in a laboratory. Engineers from the Czech Republic, Scotland, Greece, and Italy put in a lot of thought and three years of hard work into this. The robot was originally called CloPeMa, which was short for clothes perception and manipulation. Dexterous Blue was a name given to the finished product to enhance marketing and make the robot more attractive to buyers. The researchers working on this project hope to get more funding to continue their research and take the advancements of Dexterous Blue further.
Dr. Paul Siebert led the project and was proud of what his team achieved. Teaching a robot how to identify fabrics and fold them neatly is no mean task. Dr Siebert hopes that clothing manufacturers can clone their technology and minimize the manufacturing process. He plans to integrate the internet into the robot. This would take technology to the next level and enable Dexterous Blue to perform many more miracles. With further advancements to Dexterous Blue, robots doing household chores could become a reality very soon.
Another milestone that Dr Siebert hopes to achieve is reducing the carbon footprint by minimizing reliance on heavy machinery that emits carbon waste. This is surely one of the biggest advancements in technology and everyone is waiting to see what comes up next. For now, we can just sit back and enjoy Dexterous Blue taking away the most painful task of folding clothes.