Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Frickin' Robots! Folding Socks!

By Chris Thompson
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Yes, you know you want one. The Daily Cal reports that two UC Berkeley researchers have created a line of robots that will sort and fold your socks. This comes on the, um, heels of their earlier accomplishment: robots that fold towels. Researchers Pieter Abbeel and Trevor Darrell created the project, dubbed "Sockification," as part of a contest to win $5,000 from the robotics company Willow Garage. "Of course, the ultimate goal, Abbeel said, is to make the robot be able to perform useful tasks," reports Claire Perlman. We couldn't agree more.

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