Robotic Arms Designed For Household Chores

April 23, 2019


This is a video demonstration of Blue, a pair of robotic arms developed by researchers at UC Berkeley that were designed for household chores. MAKE MY BED AND A SANDWICH. A list of its potential applications:

According to the researchers, a "partial set of tasks to consider (in the robot design) includes: unloading a dishwasher, stocking a refrigerator, floor decluttering, opening doors, opening microwave ovens, sorting packages, physical stroke rehabilitation, folding laundry, cleaning windows, bed making, and bathroom cleaning. We demonstrate the robot in kitchen cleaning, table decluttering, telepresence, and machine tending."

In the video it takes thirty seconds to fold a single towel, and that's sped up 5X. So it took two and a half minutes to fold that towel. That's probably not gonna get you a job restocking at Old Navy. Or a job in my household. I run a tight ship around here. "Your sofa is on fire." That's cool, that's how I wanted it.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to hairless, who informed me he would arm wrestle those arms right out of their sockets, and I believe him.

  • The_Wretched

    Blue looks pretty buff. Prob hits the gym 3-4 times a week.

  • Deksam

    Program this method of folding a t-shirt, you'll have both worlds of robotics n magic...

  • Jenness

    One step closer to handjobs and sexbot duties

  • Juvenal Osegueralopez

    took the dick out of my hands... i meant words out of my mouth...

  • GeneralDisorder

    Did it take the plug out of your butt?

  • Munihausen

    Um, ouch?

  • ChungLingSoo

    It says its human safe.....and sensitive. I mean what kind of.....chores can Blue do with those very manipulative hands.....what needs can it satisfy....

    Hey, I'm asking for a friend...

  • Mike Gover

    You're asking, but in reality, we're ALL thinking it....

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Wow, it's folding clothes with as much motivation and speed as I do!

  • Munihausen

    Household chores....or murder?

  • Bling Nye

    Por que no los dos?

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