At Berkeley, a robot that folds laundry

Summary:Robotics engineers at University of California at Berkeley have developed a robot that can fold towels and socks.

Need a little extra help getting the laundry done? Robotics engineers at University of California at Berkeley have developed a robot that can fold towels and socks. SmartPlanet talks to Berkeley Professor Pieter Abbeel and his student Stephen Miller about the technology behind their laundry-folding robot.

Topics: Emerging Tech

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