Robot folds clothes faster than any previous automation

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Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley unveiled a robot that they said can fold clothes faster than any previous automaton.

The team, from the school’s AUTOLAB, said the robot, aptly named SpeedFolding, can fold 30 to 40 randomly positioned garments per hour, compared to only three to six folds per hour for previous clothes-folding robots. The robot uses a neural network called BiManual Manipulation Network to interpret input from machine vision and manipulates the clothing using a pair of industrial robot arms.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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