Panasonic invests $60m in 'frivolous' laundry robot
When a Japanese startup unveiled the world's first robot that folds laundry some critics called it 'ridiculous, frivolous, and a waste of engineering talent'.
But electronics giant Panasonic thinks otherwise, and has invested $60m (£49m) in the project.
Seven Dreamers has spent a decade working on the 'Laundroid'.
Due on the market next year, it claims the machine can fold a shirt in ten minutes.
There is still no price tag on the device, which is about the size of a wardrobe and uses artificial intelligence and image recognition technology to fold and stack clothes.
However, Seven Dreamers... read more