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PR2 robot will help you do your laundry, take care of household chores

The PR2 robot will help people get the laundry done
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Nov 23, 2014 11:36 am

The University of California at Berkeley demonstrated the PR2 robot in 2010, a robot designed to help take care of laundry -and the research is advancing nicely. During the demonstration four years ago, it took the robot around 20 minutes per towel, but it continues to speed up as research developments mature.

 

 

A large portion of the overlooked and mundane steps that can be easily done by humans, however, has proven to be difficult to assign for PR2. Steps ranging from locating dirty laundry and picking it up to transporting the laundry to the washer, putting in detergent and then placing the clothes into the dryer are difficult.

 

In Japan, where an aging population needs assistance as the age gap widens, Japanese researchers are developing robots designed to aid in daily chores and activities.

 

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NEWS SOURCES:Nbcnews.com, Spectrum.ieee.org, Wired.com

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