FoldiMate is changing the way we do laundry - putting robotics to work to simplify and automate everyday tasks. Starting with one of the hardest engineering challenges, and most unloved chore - LAUNDRY FOLDING.
There is no viable* automated solution to the tedious, time-consuming task of laundry folding, for millions of consumers and businesses alike. We estimate that around 500M items are being folded by hand, each day, in the US alone. On average, a US family spends 2 hours/week** doing laundry, and we can assume that most of the time is spent folding as this is the most time-consuming part of the laundry cycle.
* Existing alternatives are either extremely large and cumbersome (industrial use), limited in variety (can only fold specific items), or prohibitively expensive ($15K - $100K).
** Based on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics
FoldiMate has developed a robotic technology that automates laundry folding for home and business use. It allows anyone to quickly and easily fold clothes and towels of many sizes into neat piles, ready to put away.
We’re a #PracticalRobotics team with 20 years of multidisciplinary experience. By taking advantage of robotic advancements in recent years, and keeping our focus on innovative practical solutions, we believe now is the ideal time to automate chores and tasks which haven’t been addressed for a very long time.