A laundry-folding robot was programmed to push the limits of machine learning — Quartz

Folding laundry, it turns out, is really hard to automate. Researchers from the UK, Czech Republic and Greece have used this seemingly simple task to extend the limits of machine learning and robotics.
Andreas Doumanoglou, a PhD Student at Imperial College London, and his team programmed a two-armed robot to identify and fold laundry through a series of steps, each one with it’s own challenges.

Watch the video at the link below to see the final product: a robot that probably folds clothes better than you do.

Read more: A laundry-folding robot was programmed to push the limits of machine learning. — Quartz

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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